Community Support Officers

Home Department written question – answered on 6th June 2005.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) conditions of service and (b) average salary of community support officers are.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Police staff, including community support officers, are employed by police authorities and their terms and conditions of service are determined by each authority.

The interim report of the National Evaluation of Community Support Officers (CSOs) published in December 2004 (available at www.policereform.gov.uk) found that, of the forces surveyed, the minimum pay point, excluding allowances, for CSOs ranged nationally from £14,094 and £19,626 and the maximum ranged from £15,408 to £25,356.

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