Compensatory Time

The abuse of compensatory time occurs when a police officer uses compensatory time in a way that is inappropriate or contrary to departmental policies and procedures. Compensatory time is paid time off that is granted to police officers in lieu of overtime pay, and it is meant to be used for time off work. The abuse of compensatory time by police officers can result in a loss of productivity, and can also harm the reputation of the police department and public trust in law enforcement.