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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Police officers in Cambridgeshire are taking on second jobs and other sources of income to supplement their salaries, according to data received under the Freedom of Information Act. Cambridgeshire police officers have recorded 303 “business interests”, 217 of which are registered as second jobs. Cambridgeshire Constabulary currently employs 1,678 police officers, of whom 217 (12.9 per cent) have registered a second job. In 2019, Cambridgeshire Live reported that between five and 10 per cent of police officers had second jobs . The variety of second jobs and other “business interests”, a term which also covers voluntary roles, include childminding, bar work, agriculture, and consultancy. The largest category was property rental and/or management, which accounted for 64 of the second jobs and business interests recorded. Get more policing news from CambridgeshireLive straight to your inbox for free HERE . Other jobs and interests listed included administration (9), health and beauty (8), and internet sales (6). Creative pursuits registered by officers included acting and entertainment (3), arts and crafts (8), cake making and decorating (2), music (7), and writing (2). Many police officers also give their time to good causes, including 13 who volunteer for organisations excluding the Armed Forces, and three who sit on school committees. One officer registered additional work as a minister. New officers receive a salary of £24,780 per year upon joining. This increases to £25,902 after their first 12 months.
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. It also includes any police officer who has a licence for alcohol sales, betting, or gaming, or who has a relative who does. The “gain” is not limited to financial benefit. As such, voluntary work may need to be registered as a business interest. Detective Superintendent Duncan Young said: “It’s important to note that these statistics include voluntary roles undertaken by police officers in their spare time, as well as separate paid employment. Therefore these can vary from coaching roles in sports teams, to second property ownership, all the way through to additional work.
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Related Articles Cambridge University could return more than 100 looted artefacts from Nigeria “Each application for a second job is assessed through a stringent process, by dedicated staff and the likely number of hours involved is part of the decision-making process. This is to ensure officers are not working excessively long hours and second roles don’t have a detrimental impact on their position as a police officer. “Any decision to allow a second role is periodically reviewed to ensure it has not changed or is causing unanticipated demand on the officer. We also have a duty of care to ensure the role does not present any vulnerability to the officer, the force and then indirectly our communities. Business interests can be revoked at any stage by the force if any concerns are identified. “We are committed to the well-being of our officers and staff. There are support services available to officers and anyone completing more than one role has regular welfare discussions with their line manager. We continue to work with stakeholders to ensure financial advice is readily available to all our staff.” READ NEXT: Huntingdon social club's neighbours found 'plastic tricycle in garden' amid concerns to booze licence bid Cambs man among Brits to stand trial as 'mercenaries' in Russia-backed court Multiple crews called to tackle early morning Cambs fire Met Office records the driest July ever in Cambridgeshire Have your say: Is police presence enough to tackle anti-social behaviour?