Constables' pay scales

Constables appointed before 1 April 2013

 
Pay point
With effect from 1 September 2016

 On commencing service
£24,204

 On completion of initial training
£27,015

 2 £28,584 (a)

 3 £30,330

 4 £31,284

 5 £32,292

 6 £35,127

 7 £38,001

Constables appointed on or after 1 April 2013


Pay point
With effect from 1 September 2016

 0                                                  
 £19,773 (b, c)
   1  £22,893 (d)
   2  £23,931 (e)
   3  £24,975
   4  £26,016
   5  £28,098
   6  £32,292
   7  £38,001
 

(a) All officers move to this salary point on completion of two years' service as a constable.

(b) Entry point for an officer appointed in the rank of constable, however:

   (i) The chief officer of police may, after consultation with the local policing body, assign any officer to pay point 1 on the basis of local recruitment needs or the possession of a policing qualification or relevant experience other than those specified in sub-paragraph (ii) of this note; and

   (ii) The chief officer of police shall assign to pay point 1 any officer who:

      1. Possesses a policing qualification as defined by the chief officer after consultation with the local policing body;

      2. Was, prior to appointment, serving as a special constable who has been assessed and has achieved ‘safe and lawful’ attainment to national standards, or the equivalent as specified by the chief officer;

      3. Was, prior to appointment, serving as a police community support officer who has been signed off as competent to perform independent patrol and who has served a minimum of 18 months in the role.

(c) The salary paid to an officer at pay point 0 shall be between £19,578 and £22,668 as determined by the chief officer of police, after consultation with the local policing body, based on local recruitment needs or the possession of a policing qualification or relevant experience other than those specified in sub-paragraph (ii) of note (c) above.

(d) On completion of initial training, an officer who entered at pay point 0 will move to pay point 1.

(e) All officers will move to pay point 2 after 12 months at pay point 1 and progression will continue to be at a rate of one pay point per 12 months of service thereafter.

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