The budget for the payment of overtime to the police reaches 33 million euros. The regular budget had provided almost 29 million for the overtime of the police, but it was found that it was not enough. For this reason, with an additional budget, the Parliament is requested to approve an additional budget of another four (4) million euros. The extra money is needed “because of the need to take additional security measures to prevent terrorism, to fight organized crime / corruption, to hold conferences and official visits, to investigate serious cases and to hold sporting events”.
It should be noted that in the last report of the Audit Service for the Police concerning 2016, it was noted that 25 million euros had been allocated for bonuses and overtime, an amount that corresponded to 15% of the total amount of police salaries. The most significant amounts, according to the report, concerned the allowance on Sundays and public holidays in the shift period “(11.4 million), shift allowance (6.6 million) and” overtime pay “(5.3 million). ).
In 2016, compensation for overtime work was paid to the Police, amounting to 5.3 million euros, compared to 1.8 million in 2015, which corresponded to an increase of 184%. A large part of the overtime was related to the policing of sports games and for 2016 an amount of 1.16 million euros was paid, while in 2015 about 900,000 euros were given. It is noteworthy that until 2015 the police did not receive the full amount of overtime, but only part of it, and the rest was covered by leisure.