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Pay

The pay of all officers, that is, the federated ranks, superintendents, chief officers and police cadets is increased by:

  • 2.55% with effect from 1 September 2010
  • 1% with effect from 1 September 2013

The two-year government imposed pay freeze on public sector pay will expire at the earliest on August 31, 2013.

Following the ratification by the Home Secretary of the recommendations from the two Winsor reports relating to aspects officer pay, the pay of sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors is correct as of April 2013.

CONSTABLES' PAY


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2010

With effect from April 2013

0 (a)

£23,259

£19,000

1 (b)

£25,962

£21,000

2

£27,471 (a)

£22,000

3

£29,148

£23,000

4

£30,066

£25,500

5

£31,032

£27,000

6

£31,917

£31,032

7

£32,703

£36,519

8

£33,753

n/a

9

£35,796

n/a

10

£36,519 (b)

n/a

(a) On commencing service if the recruit has no policing qualification

(b) On commencing service if the recruit has a new certified policing qualification, or previous experience as a special constable or PCSO; or on completion of basic training for those who entered on pay point 0.

SERGEANTS' PAY


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2010

With effect from April 2014

0

£36,519 (a)

n/a

1

£37,767 (b)

£37,767

2

£39,036

£39,036

3

£39,867

£39,867

4

£41,040 (c)

£41,040

(a) Entry point for officers promoted from constables' pay point 9 or less.

(b) Entry point for officers promoted from constables' pay point 10.

(c) Officers who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

INSPECTORS' PAY

(London salaries in brackets)


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2010

With effect from April 2013

0

£46,788 (£48,840)

£46,788 (£48,840)

1

£48,108 (£50,163)

£48,108 (£50,163)

2

£49,428 (£51,489)

£49,428 (£51,489)

3

£50,751 (a)
(£52,818) (a)

£50,751 (a)
(£52,818) (a)

  • Officers who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

CHIEF INSPECTORS' PAY

(London salaries in brackets)


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2010

Current Figures (2013)

1

£51,789(a)
(£53,853)(a)

£51,789(a)
(£53,853)(a)

2

£52,830 (£54,888)

£52,830 (£54,888)

3

£53,919 (b)
(£55,980) (b)

£53,919 (b)
(£55,980) (b)

(a) Entry point for an officer appointed to the rank, unless the chief officer of police assigns the officer to the higher point.

(b) Officers who have been on this point for a year will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

CHIEF INSPECTORS IN POST AT 31 AUGUST 1994

(London salaries in brackets)


Annual salary with effect from 1 September 2009

Annual salary with effect from 1 September 2010

£53,439 (a)(£55,440) (a)

£54,801 (a) (£56,853) (a)

(a) Officers on this point will have access to the competence related threshold payment.

SUPERINTENDENT'S PAY


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2009

With effect from 1 September 2010

1.

£60,750

£62,298

2.

£63,255

£64,869

3.

£65,760

£67,437

4.

£68,274

£70,014

5.

£70,779

£72,585

CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT'S PAY


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2009

With effect from 1 September 2010

1.

£72,543

£74,394

2.

£74,607

£76,509

3.

£76,680

£78,636

SUPERINTENDENT RANGE 2 NOT PROMOTED TO CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT


Pay point

With effect from 1 September 2009

With effect from 1 September 2010

1.

£69,558

£71,331

2.

£70,761

£72,564

3.

£72,315

£74,160

4.

£74,022

£75,909

CHIEF OFFICER'S PAY

Pay Structure for chief constables and deputy chief constables from 1 September 2010


Forces

CC Salary

DCC Salary

MPS (4XACs)
West Midlands
Greater Manchester

£181,455

£139,119 (MPS 8xDACs)

Strathclyde

£178,431

£139,119

West Yorkshire

£169,359

£135,489

Thames Valley

£160,290

£132,237

Merseyside
Northumbria

£157,260

£129,744

Hampshire

£154,233

£127,248

Kent Lancashire
Devon & Cornwall

£151,215

£124,749

South Yorkshire
Essex
Avon & Somerset
Sussex
South Wales

£148,194

£122,256

Nottinghamshire
Lothian & Borders

£142,143

£117,264

Hertfordshire
West Mercia
Cheshire
Humberside
Staffordshire
Leicestershire
Derbyshire

£139,119

£114,771

Surrey
Norfolk

£136,092

£112,278

Cleveland
Durham
Cambridgeshire
North Wales
North Yorkshire
Gwent
Grampian
Northamptonshire
Suffolk
Dorset
Wiltshire
Bedfordshire

£133,068

£109,782

Gloucestershire
Lincolnshire
Cumbria
Warwickshire
Dyfed-Powys
Tayside

£130,044

£108,873

Police Scotland

£127,017

£108,873

Metropolitan Police Service
Commissioner - £260,088
Deputy Commissioner - £214,722

Police Service of Northern Ireland
Chief Constable - £193,548
Deputy Chief Constable - £157,257

Assistant Chief Constables and Commanders

  1. £90,726
  2. £93,753
  3. £96,780
  4. £99,798
  5. £102,828
  6. £105,849

City of London Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner
Commissioner - £160,902
Assistant Commissioner - £132,714

Pay Structure for chief constables and deputy chief constables from April 2013


Forces

CC Salary

DCC Salary

MPS (4XACs)
West Midlands
Greater Manchester

£181,455

£139,119 (MPS 8xDACs)

West Yorkshire

£169,359

£135,489

Thames Valley

£160,290

£132,237

Merseyside
Northumbria

£157,260

£129,744

Hampshire

£154,233

£127,248

Kent Lancashire
Devon & Cornwall

£151,215

£124,749

South Yorkshire
Essex
Avon & Somerset
Sussex
South Wales

£148,194

£122,256

Nottinghamshire
Lothian & Borders

£142,143

£117,264

Hertfordshire
West Mercia
Cheshire
Humberside
Staffordshire
Leicestershire
Derbyshire

£139,119

£114,771

Surrey
Norfolk

£136,092

£112,278

Cleveland
Durham
Cambridgeshire
North Wales
North Yorkshire
Gwent
Grampian
Northamptonshire
Suffolk
Dorset
Wiltshire
Bedfordshire

£133,068

£109,782

Gloucestershire
Lincolnshire
Cumbria
Warwickshire
Dyfed-Powys
Tayside

£130,044

£108,873

Police Scotland

£208,100

£169,000

Metropolitan Police Service
Commissioner - £260,088
Deputy Commissioner - £214,722

Police Service of Northern Ireland
Chief Constable - £179,205
Deputy Chief Constable - £145,605

Assistant Chief Constables and Commanders

  1. £84,003
  2. £86,805
  3. £89,607
  4. £92,403
  5. £95,208
  6. £98,004

City of London Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner
Commissioner - £160,902
Assistant Commissioner - £132,714

Chief Officers on protected pay rates
New salaries for those Chief Officers on protected salaries as listed below.
The April 2003 PNB Agreement on the pay and conditions of Chief Police Officers included protected salaries for certain Chief Officers.
The protection only applies while the Chief Officer is in post as shown below, with their successors being paid in accordance with the new pay structure shown above.

Pay rates with effect from 1 September 2008, 2009 and 2010


Chief Constables

2008

2009

2010

Hertfordshire

£135,144

£138,657

£142,194

West Mercia

£135,144

£138,657

£142,194

Gloucestershire

£126,471

£129,759

£133,068

Lincolnshire

£126,471

£129,759

£133,068

Northern

£126,471

£129,759

£133,068

London Weighting
The rate of London Weighting is also subject to the same percentage increase as set out above with effect as follows:

  • An increase from £2,163 to £2,220 with effect from 1 July 2009
  • An increase from £2,220 to £2,277 with effect from 1 July 2010

NB. The figures above are correct due to the two-year public sector pay freeze.
Dog Handler's Allowance
The rate of Dog Handler's Allowance is also subject to the same percentage increase as set out above with effect as follows:

  • An increase from £2,025 to £2,079 with effect from 1 September 2009
  • An increase from £2,079 to £2,133 with effect from 1 September 2010

NB. The figures above are correct due to the two-year public sector pay freeze.
Competence Related Threshold Payments
The Police Arbitration Tribunal recommended that Competency Related Threshold Payments (CRTP) be phased out over 3 years from April 2013 to April 2016.

Officers who currently receive CRTPs, will have the payments reduced each year until 2016.

  • From April 2013 they will be paid £900
  • From April 2014 they will be paid £600
  • From April 2015 they will be paid £300

NB. CRTP will be completely removed from April 2016.

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