The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about working time in the police service, particularly in relation to night work and annual leave. 

The relevant provisions, the Working Time Regulations 1998, implement the European Working Time Directive. This Directive is based on the need to ensure a better level of protection of the safety and health of workers.

This legal advice guide should be viewed in conjunction with Working Time Regulations Part 1 which includes a general overview and rest periods and daily/weekly rest.

Police Law - Working Time Regulations 2