The information is as follows:
(a) The table shows the salary of a police constable on completion of initial training and the relevant regional allowance. The pay scales for police constables range from £20,397 for a newly recruited officer, rising to £32,025 for an officer with 10 year's service. Additionally, a constable who has served at the top of the pay scale for one year has access to a competence-related threshold payment of £1,062 per year.
(b) Salary and other terms and conditions for police community support officers (PCSOs) are determined by the respective police authority. We do not routinely maintain data on PCSO salaries. The most recent data we have on PCSO salary costs and allowances is contained in a report by Accenture on terms and conditions for PCSOs, which was published on three February. The report provides a range of data on basic pay rates and allowances paid to PCSOs and an analysis of the variations between forces. The report found that the typical average salary for PCSOs was £17,269 and the average total cash reward (basic salary plus allowances and overtime) was £20,526. The report is available on the Home Office website:
|Forces||Basic pay(£)||Allowances (£)|
|Avon and Somerset||22,770||—|
|City of London||24,765||4,338|
|Devon and Cornwall||22,770||—|
(27)(28) Shift allowance is included in basic salary.
(29) This figure is when the higher of one of two Kent location allowances is paid, the salary plus allowance figure when the lower location allowance is paid is £165 less.