Police Federation

Constable pay scales

Constables appointed before 1 April 2013
Pay point With effect from 1 September 2018  
 On commencing service £24,936  
 On completion of initial training £27,831  
 2 £29,445 (a)  
 3 £31,245  
 4 £32,229  
 5 £33,267  
 6 £36,189  
 7 £39,150  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constables appointed on or after 1 April 2013

Pay point With effect from 1 September 2018  
 0                                                    £20,370 (b, c)  
 1  £23,586 (d)  
 2  £24,654 (e)  
 3  £25,728  
 4  £26,802  
 5  £28,947  
 6  £33,267  
 7  £39,150  

 

(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.

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