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Pay and benefits

Basic information about the salary and benefits you can expect to receive as a police officer.

Police officers receive very competitive pay and benefits packages. Rates of pay vary by force, generally starting at an annual rate of around £23,000, and rising with each year of experience. Officers in some forces receive additional allowances to complement their salary. Contact your chosen force for more specific information.

Pensions and benefits

Police officers receive a wide range of benefits, including excellent pension plans, a fair and inclusive promotion policy, flexible working hours and more.

If you become a police officer you can expect:

  • a flexible working schedule
  • paid over-time
  • a minimum of 23 days annual leave
  • fully paid sick leave

For more detailed information on pay and benefits, contact your chosen force.

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