Responding to today’s announcement of the police pay award for 2018-19, APCC Workforce Lead Ron Hogg said:
“This pay award for police officers is the least that could have been expected for their hard work to keep our communities safe, often going above and beyond.
“Police officers are likely to be disappointed that the recommendation of the Police Remuneration Review Body has not been implemented. However, the award that has been made is at the very limits of affordability for police forces within the current funding settlement.
“We are all aware of the changes in demand which has led to considerable stretch to the service and some very difficult challenges. Police and Crime Commissioners are working with Police Chiefs and the Home Office to ensure that the Service is resourced appropriately going forward.”