Officers should be making sure that they apply for their outstanding leave now that the Olympic leave ban is coming to an end. Regulations do allow for carryover of leave but this is subject to the discretion of the Chief Officer.

If carryover is questioned officers must be able to show that they have either tried to take the leave and it has been refused or there must have been an operational reason why it could not be taken. The point is if an officer simply saves leave to carry it over it may be refused. Please don’t leave yourselves open to losing your leave, apply for it as soon as you can.