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Essex senior police denied Olympic overtime payments
12:22pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 in Maldon
SENIOR police officers in Essex will not receive Olympic overtime.
Police officers at inspector rank or above usually have to sacrifice overtime payments when they reach the higher ranks in the force.
However police regulations do allow discretionary bonuses.
Other forces, such as West Yorkshire Police, agreed to pay senior staff a daily £75 bonus after they worked such long hours providing mutual aid for security operations during the games.
But Essex Police will not be paying bonuses to senior staff despite the county hosting the mountain biking at Hadleigh Farm and the extra
work which was required.