Teachers, Local Government Officers, Bookkeepers and Foster Carers are among second jobs and business interests registered by more than 650 staff working for Kent Police.
The amount of officers of all ranks taking up second jobs and business interests has increased 16.3%, since the last dataset was released.
Kent Police regularly publish details of second jobs and other earnings by both uniformed and civilian staff outside their day job, as part of improving transparency.
The data according to the current register reveals that 661 staff at all ranks of Kent Police swell their income in a range of ways, with police constables accounting for 236 entries in the register. The number of police constables in second jobs has not risen according to the data.
The most popular are earnings from Sport/Leisure/Fitness/Health & Beauty, with 88 entries.
In second place (first place previously) are earnings from property, with 84 entries -including one Chief Superintendent, two Detective Chief Inspectors and 28 Police Constables – in the register for letting or renting out homes.
56 Officers undertake some kind of Casual Part time work, including one Detective Chief Inspector and three inspectors.
Not all interests registered by member of Kent Police are financial, with more than 53 officers listing volunteering, five officers listing charity work and five listing themselves as a school governor.
The Police Regulations 2003 impose restrictions on the private lives of police officers. The objectives of the regulations is to ensure not only efficiency in doing the job, but also that officers shall at all times abstain from any activity which is likely to interfere, or give the impression of interfering, with the impartial discharge of their duties.
Kent Police policy on second jobs states:
A police officer or member of police staff who has, or proposes to have, a secondary employment or a business interest must give written notice to the Chief Constable Alan Pughsley QPM(pictured)
The work must also not interfere with the “impartial discharge of their duties”.
“In June 2015 Mr Pughsley received the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list. The medal is awarded by the Sovereign for distinguished service.”
You can view the data here – Kent Police 2nd Jobs data.
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