8 December 2020
Changes to the sergeants’ pay scales introduced earlier this year will help encourage career progression, according to the chair of Derbyshire Police Federation.
The Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) agreed to remove the lowest pay point on the sergeants’ pay scale and this came into effect with the annual pay rise on 1 September. There is now an increased gap between the top pay point of the constables’ pay scale and the bottom point of the sergeants’ pay scale.
A key reason for the change is to improve the recruitment of constables into the rank of sergeant as some viewed the previous pay increase as insufficient to make working towards the higher rank worthwhile.
Tony Wetton said: “This change to pay scales is welcome. It should encourage PCs to progress their careers and reward them for taking on the extra responsibilities of the sergeant rank.”
The following approach has been taken to implement the removal of the lowest sergeants’ pay point and to ensure there is no leapfrogging: