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Snoozy

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34 posts

27 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Speaking with a friend the other day who works for a Police force(sorry service)in the South, they told me that a PCSO actually took home more money than a full time Police sergeant this month! Now some people think PCSO's are good for the Police ( mostly senior officers )but i'm sorry but i think there is something deeply wrong when this happens. Goes to show how real Police officers are regarded by the establishment.

Red 4

2,641 posts

84 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Not unless the PCSO had worked lots of o/t

or

The sgt has been off sick for a while and is on half pay

Snoozy

Original Poster:

34 posts

27 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Nope, sergeant has not been off sick at all and pcso's very rarely if ever do o/t

Red 4

2,641 posts

84 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Snoozy said:
Nope, sergeant has not been off sick at all and pcso's very rarely if ever do o/t
Your friend is wrong then.


Bigends

976 posts

25 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Nope - PCSO will be on around 20K Sgt around 40-45K so no chance

Snoozy

Original Poster:

34 posts

27 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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What do you base that comment on? Friend was told by the sergeant who they work for, why would they say that?

Red 4

2,641 posts

84 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Snoozy said:
What do you base that comment on? Friend was told by the sergeant who they work for, why would they say that?
Sergeants pay - £37k - £41k

PCSO circa £20k

I can't comment on why the sergeant said that.

Snoozy

Original Poster:

34 posts

27 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Ok fair enough, I find it strange for someone to say that as well if not true. cheers

Aretnap

1,007 posts

48 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Police pay scales here

http://www.policeoracle.com/pay_and_conditions/pol...

Minimum for a sergeant is £36.5K basic.

PCSO pay varies from force to force, but even in the Met the maximum basic pay is £24K.

http://www.metpolicecareers.co.uk/pcso/pay_and_ben...

They talk about shift allowances and location allowances which might bring that up to about £32K for some PCSOs, but that's still well short of even a sergeant's basic pay.

Hooli

30,936 posts

97 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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The police claim to be underpaid on that? FFS.

roofer

3,278 posts

108 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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Hooli said:
The police claim to be underpaid on that? FFS.
They are, you wouldn't get me out of bed for that, and i don't need to deal with scumtards everyday (unless working in London)

Hooli

30,936 posts

97 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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roofer said:
Hooli said:
The police claim to be underpaid on that? FFS.
They are, you wouldn't get me out of bed for that, and i don't need to deal with scumtards everyday (unless working in London)
I wouldn't do their job either, but it sounds a decent rate to me.

La Liga

4,756 posts

53 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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It could happen to net pay. Bottom wage sergeant, top wage PCSO and overtime. Sergeant pays more into pension and has a greater amount of pay in a higher tax band. Don't think PCSO overtime would have a pension contribution.

scott15

187 posts

56 months

Thursday 5th December 2013
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It depends on where you are. I'm in the South East. When i applied for PCSO a few months back, it was 18,300 or so.


gruffalo

4,020 posts

123 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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Snoozy said:
Ok fair enough, I find it strange for someone to say that as well if not true. cheers
Oh no coulda this become another "police don't tell the whole truth" thread;-)


Aretnap

1,007 posts

48 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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La Liga said:
It could happen to net pay. Bottom wage sergeant, top wage PCSO and overtime. Sergeant pays more into pension and has a greater amount of pay in a higher tax band. Don't think PCSO overtime would have a pension contribution.
If we're talking take home pay there are other deductions whihc might be relevant. If the sergeant was paying for childcare vouchers through a salary sacrifice scheme and had an expensive bike through the cycle to work scheme (assuming the police take part in such schemes) that would take a few hundred quid off his money in the bank at the end of the month, but his overall compensation package would be the same.

streaky

19,311 posts

146 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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La Liga said:
It could happen to net pay. Bottom wage sergeant, top wage PCSO and overtime. Sergeant pays more into pension and has a greater amount of pay in a higher tax band. Don't think PCSO overtime would have a pension contribution.
And the sergeant's pay might have had CSA attachments. wink

Streaky

littleredrooster

3,077 posts

93 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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Mrs Rooster used to be a PCSO and I can assure you that her pay was absolutely nowhere near that of a mate who was a newly-promoted sergeant; somewhere close to 50%, in fact.

Derek Smith

22,394 posts

145 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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Civilians used to get a higher rate on overtime that police officers when I was in the control room. I had an overtime budget and could not pick the cheapest person for a particular bit of overtime. The person on the lowest rate in the room was a PC with a bit over 2 years in the job.

Regarding the pay, I was talking to a new solicitor, who was defending a bloke who'd been charged with 6 offences of indecency with children. Her firm had defended him for 26 previous offences of interfering with 10-12-year-old boys. They'd got him off all of them.

She was being stroppy, presumably to get me irritated and not concentrate on the task in hand. Apropos nothing, and on tape, she mentioned that starting pay for PCs, comparing it unfavourably with her pay. I wanted to shut her up so just pointed out that we had a recruiting drive going on at that time and would be interested in a law graduate. She said: I don't want to do that job, dealing with all the scum.

I pointed out that who she was dealing with at that moment.

No more sledging from her that day.

The situation is currently that a considerable number of experienced officers are looking for other jobs, and some are getting them.

It used to be that the norm for a police officer was 7 years in the post. I can see this returning once, if, the economy really turns the corner.

Edited by Derek Smith on Friday 6th December 09:22

Defcon5

5,029 posts

88 months

Friday 6th December 2013
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scott15 said:
It depends on where you are. I'm in the South East. When i applied for PCSO a few months back, it was 18,300 or so.
That's basic pay so, plus shift allowance, plus weekend enhancement. (Up to 20% and about 6% respectively)