|Length Of Service||Annual Leave|
|Less than 2 years' relevant service||22|
|2 or more years' relevant service||25|
|5 or more years' relevant service||25|
|10 or more years' relevant service||27|
|15 or more years relevant service||28|
|20 or more years relevant service||30|
The provisions fully explaining annual leave can be found at Regulation 33 Annex O.
Every member of a police force shall, so far as the exigencies of duty permit, be granted in each leave year such annual leave as may be determined by the Secretary of State; and in this regulation "leave year" means that period of 12 months beginning on such date as may from time to time be determined by the police authority. (In Thames Valley Police, this is the year starting on 1st January).
You should refer to the Force's Annnul Leave and Abstraction Poilcy available on the Knowzone for details.
Please see our FAQs section. Click on the individual topic to expand answer.
The current Thames Valley Police Annual Leave policy permits officers to book their leave up to 15 months prior to the first day of the desired leave period. We would encourage officers to book their leave as early as possible.
If a period of certified absence will over run a period of TOIL that you have booked, you must cancel the TOIL in advance of the day otherwise you will lose it. Unlike annual leave, you cannot retrospectively claim back TOIL after the TOIL day has passed. You must contact duties and advise them that you have been certified unfit to work and that this will cover a period of TOIL which you wish to cancel. Duties should then cancel the TOIL and put the hours back onto your TOIL total
An officer who is unfit for duty through sickness whilst on a period of annual leave can claim the leave back. The Force has recently changed its policy so that no certificate is required if your period off work is less than 7 days. You can claim back annual leave retrospectively but this is NOT allowed with TOIL or Freed Days. You must notify the force that you are sick BEFORE the day you have TOIL booked. The day can then be reallocated.
|Annual Leave Days Worked||Compensation In Additional Days (Or Annual Leave Plus Pay)|
|1||2 days (or 1 days annual leave plus 1 days pay at double time).|
|2||4 days (or 2 days annual leave plus 2 days pay at double time).|
|Thereafter||1.5 days (or 1 days annual leave plus 0.5 days pay at double time) for each further annual leave day worked.|