PCC comments on police officer pay - this unfunded increase is the worst of all worlds
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has
commented on the government announcement on police officer
David Jamieson said:
"This is the worst of all worlds.
"The government has failed to ensure that officer pay keeps pace
with the rising cost of living, this has left police forces with
unfunded increases that will hit budgets and leave police staff
demoralised without any commitment to their pay.
"Every 1% increase in police officer pay costs West Midlands
Police £2.98 million. This announcement puts jobs at risk and risks
there being fewer officers on the streets unless the government
fully funds it.
"This unfunded announcement risks 60 police officer posts. If
staff pay rises at the same rate, 80 could be lost.
"This announcement is a hollow gesture by the government."