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Community Support Officer

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual costs are of recruiting a community support officer including training, equipment, wages and pensions (a) for their first year of service and (b) for subsequent years; and what the corresponding costs are for a police constable. (116055)

The following table shows the current basic salary of a police constable on commencing service, on completing initial training and in successive years. There is no corresponding scale showing police community support officers (PCSO) salaries, which are determined by the respective police authorities, and are not routinely collected centrally. Data on the other annual costs of recruiting, training and maintaining a PCSO or a police constable in the first and other years of service are not centrally held.

Police constable pay from 1 September 2006

Amount (£)

On commencing service

21,009

On completion of initial training

23,454

Pay point 2

24,813

Pay point 3

26,331

Pay point 4

27,159

Pay point 5

28,029

Pay point 6

28,830

Pay point 7

29,544

Pay point 8

30,489

Pay point 9

32,334

Pay point 10

32,985