British Police

Conditions of service

Basic salary

The basic salary is around £20,000 depending on the force area.

Salary Progression

You can get your salary raised to £35,000 or so after 10 years.

Working hours and shift patterns

Working hours: you work 40 hours

Shift patterns: varies from force to force. may be 2 days, 2 evenings, 2 nights and 4 days off or similar.

Holdiay entitlement

You are entitled to a minimum of 23 days.


Anywhere within the police force area/

Basic training period

If you join the force as a member of Police Staff then you will attend a 2 day induction course during your first six months of employment.

Throughout your career as a Police Staff or PCSO

Training for Police staff roles is generally provided on-the-job as is relevant to the role. However in specific roles you may be required to attend particular internal or external courses to help you carry out your role and these will be discussed with you once you start employment by your line manger.

Additional training available

We are committed to helping you develop your skills and career by giving you the opportunity to attend internal and external courses, occasionally providing extra time off and funding for study towards a professional qualification.

If you want to continue with your education, you will be able to apply for help towards the cost of the course, providing it is relevant to your role and career.

If you have what it takes to succeed in leadership roles, you may be able to join the High Potential Development Scheme (HPDS) which will provide you with additional individually tailored support and training to help you achieve your potential.

Fringe Benefits

the frine benefits are :

-Flexible working

- paid over time

Retirement Age

The retirement age is 60 years up to rank of Chief Inspector.

Pension Benefits

National police pension scheme, 9.5% of salary paid in and full pension after 35 years.