Remuneration

National register of senior police pay and rewards, gifts and hospitality, expenses, and outside interests.

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Introduction

The national register of senior police pay and rewards, gifts and hospitality, and outside interests brings together data collated from police forces as part of ongoing work to improve the quality, consistency and transparency of information in these areas, and a wider drive to improve public access to police information.

Pay and rewards

Chief officers’ entitlement to pay and allowances are set out in the Police Regulations 2003 and the associated determinations made by the Secretary of State. Chief constables and deputy chief constables receive a spot rate which varies by force. Assistant chief constables are paid according to a national pay scale. These rates are reviewed annually by the Senior Salaries Review Body.

Pay rates for chief constables and deputy chief constables are determined by rank, size of force, force area population (including sparsity) and a range of policing measures. They are also based on the type of work the force deals with namely:

  • call management;
  • crime management;
  • traffic management;
  • public order management and public reassurance;
  • community policing management;
  • patrol management; and
  • security-related expenditure.

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have discretion to set chief constable pay at up to 10% above or below the set scale for their force area.

The latest pay scales for chief officer posts in England and Wales can be found here.

The table below brings together 2015/16 data from police forces on senior police remuneration.

Data

Chief officer / post title Salary 1 Benefits in kind Expenses Compensation for loss of office Other payments and allowances Pension contribution Total remuneration - including pension

Any blank entries correspond to categories not included in the force's remuneration data or blank entries within their published data.

  1. Salary - including fees and allowances.
  2. Suspended from post on 13/5/2014 and resigned on 16/10/2015. The annualised salary for 2015/2016 was £152,685.
  3. In post from 13/5/2014 and retired on 31/8/2015. The annualised salary for 2015/2016 was £151,173.
  4. Temporarily promoted from 1/9/2015 until 31/1/2016. The annualised salary was £152,685.
  5. In post from 1/2/2016. The annualised salary was £152,685.
  6. The Acting Chief Constable moved to the Deputy Chief Constable role on 1/2/2016 (role undertaken from 1/2/2016 until 31/3/2016) at an annualised salary of £125,964.
  7. The Assistant Chief Constable Specialist Operations was temporarily promoted to Deputy Chief Constable on 1/9/2015, then resigned on 31/1/2016. The annualised salary was £125,964.
  8. The Temporary Assistant Chief Constable moved to the Chief Superintendent Prevent Protect & Prosecute post, then temporarily promoted to Assistant Chief Constable Specialist Operations on 1/9/2015 at an annualised salary of £102,822.
  9. The Temporary Assistant Chief Constable moved to the permanent Assistant Chief Constable Prevention, Protection and Prosecution role on 4/5/2015 at an annualised salary of £102,822.
  10. The Chief Superintendent was temporarily promoted to Assistant Chief Constable Programme Director Strategic Alliance on 1/6/2015, then seconded to Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire on 4/1/2016 at an annualised salary of £96,597.
  11. The Chief Superintendent Programme Lead - Operating Model was appointed Assistant Chief Constable - Local Policing on 4/5/2015 at an annualised salary of £96,597.
Chief Constable 2 £90,145 £3,052 - £39,116 - £19,912 £152,225
Acting Chief Constable 3 £73,529 £3,364 - £0 - £4,103 £80,996
Temporary Chief Constable 4 £65,402 £0 - £0 - £15,396 £80,798
Chief Constable 5 £25,859 £473 - £0 - £6,158 £32,490
Deputy Chief Constable 6 £21,707 £1,245 £0 - - £5,081 £28,033
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable 7 £99,866 £5,497 £0 - - £21,245 £126,608
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable - Specialist Operations 8 £100,018 £1,305 £0 - - £23,524 £124,847
Assistant Chief Constable - Prevention, Protection and Prosecution 9 £107,938 £2,364 £0 - - £24,469 £134,771
Assistant Chief Constable - Wiltshire Constabulary (Secondment) 10 £99,653 £1,097 £0 - - £20,226 £120,976
Assistant Chief Constable - Local Policing 11 £94,900 £113 £0 - - £22,966 £117,979

The remuneration information in the table was obtained from the police force and/or Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) websites or provided to the Home Office by the police force and/or OPCC. The Home Office has sought assurances from police forces that the information is accurate as at 17 October 2016. Any queries should be directed to the relevant police force.

Gifts and hospitality, expenses, and outside interests

Records on the gifts and hospitality received, expenses charges, and outside interests held by members of police forces are kept by force areas and published on their websites. The relevant web addresses to access this information are provided below. This information was accurate at 27 October 2017.