Officers will get overnight allowance when Trump visits
Officers will be paid overnight allowance if they are called to work away from home when President Trump visits.
There had been some doubt as to whether officers would get the payment, even though officers from forces leading the operation will be held ‘on reserve’ when the American leader lands in the UK on 13 July.
Police Federation of England and Wales Mutual Aid Lead Simon Kempton said the Federation had pushed hard to get the payments agreed.
“We put forward the case to chief officers as to why officers should all be treated fairly and be paid the allowance,” he said.
“It was disappointing this was not recognised at the outset and there had been some disparity across the country which only causes resentment.
“This visit will potentially impact on officers’ home lives so it’s right they are paid and recognised fairly.”
Strategic Lead for the National Police Coordination Centre (NPoCC). Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead confirmed; “Each of the force-level gold commanders leading the operation have agreed the requirement for officers to be ‘held on reserve’ in the event they need to be immediate deployed.
“This means officers will need to be ready for immediate response during the period they are off duty and therefore will be paid an away from home overnight allowance.”
The paying of overnight allowance (£50 per night) requires officerS to meet certain criteria and is laid down in police regulations.