More Suffolk police have taken second jobs

PUBLISHED: 14:28 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:28 16 May 2013

Increasing numbers of Suffolk police officers are taking on second jobs, figures have shown.

Suffolk Constabulary has confirmed that 67 of its officers now have approved second jobs or have other business interests.

They include a jockey, one officer who works as a nail technician and another who is an entertainer.

The figures show that among the ranks there are also part-time driving instructors, gardeners, musicians, salesmen and a school dinner lady.

Other professions include jewellery maker, scuba diving instructor, interior designer and coastguard assistant.

Matt Gould, chairman of the Suffolk Police Federation, said rules covering the extra work officers had to declare had been tightened this year. He said the change contributed to the number of officers with approved secondary interests going up from 38 in 2011/12 to 67 in 2012/13.

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