Despite the new jobs, the number of Overtime hours remains under German police officer with 22 million to a record level. The number remain its estimate on a similar level as in the previous year, said the Chairman of the trade Union of police (GdP), Oliver Malchow, the “New osnabrück newspaper” (Monday). It will change in the foreseeable nothing: “We do not anticipate that the situation will relax in the future, but rather will exacerbate it.”

Because until 2021 would be about departure of 44,000 civil servants in the Federation and the länder on the grounds of age from service. “This is almost one in every six active police officer,” said Malchow. “The countries to build new Stations, but these are not enough to close the gap.”

the reason for the many Overtime hours were inserts in front of all the Duration in the case of police major layers, said Malchow. He cited as examples, for the year 2018, the duration of operations at the hambach forest, the controversial state visits of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but also thousands of demonstrations and rallies throughout the country, as well as the bets on football weekends. The load is distributed between the 260.000 police officers in Germany are very different, especially the use of hundreds were affected.