Constables' pay scales

Constables appointed before 1 April 2013

  Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
   On commencing service £24,447 £243
   On completion of initial training £27,285 £270
   2 £28,869 (a) £285
   3 £30,633 £303
   4 £31,596 £312
   5 £32,616 £324
   6 £35,478 £351
   7 £38,382 £381

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constables appointed on or after 1 April 2013

  Pay point With effect from 1 September 2017 Non-consolidated payment
   0                                                    £19,971 (b, c) £198
   1  £23,124 (d) £228
   2  £24,171 (e) £240
   3  £25,224 £249
   4  £26,277 £261
   5  £28,380 £282
   6  £32,616 £324
   7  £38,382 £381

 

(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 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. Read about the introduction of assessments at pay point 4.

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