negotiating board on superintendents' pay and conditions, Home Office
minister Hazel Blears said:
pay and conditions. Delivering on this is an important part of our
wider programme of police reform.
'This package provides reward and recognition for those who achieve
the most and for those who undertake the most demanding roles,
linking the contribution made to successful outcomes.
'The job of superintendent is not easy, and is often carried out
under very challenging circumstances. They deserve a modern pay and
conditions package, reflecting the work they do and the contribution
they make and I am sure they will join me in welcoming this agreement
1. Details of the outline agreement on superintendents' pay and
conditions can be found here.
2. Outline agreement on superintendents pay and conditions was
reached on 19 December with the superintendents committee of the
police negotiating board. The police negotiating board's purpose is
to consider issues relating to police pay and conditions.
3. The police negotiation board comprises of an independent chair
appointed by the prime minister, an official side consisting of the
Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Association of Police
Authorities (APA) and the home secretary and a staff side consisting
of the Police Federation, Superintendents Association and Chief
Police Officers Staff Association.
4. The agreement provides for:
- New pay scales from 1st September 2003.
- An allowance for those undertaking the biggest chief superintendent
jobs from 1st April 2004.
- Progression through the pay scales according to ratings in
performance development reviews (PDRs) with effect from individuals
review date s falling on or after 1st September 2004.
- From the same review dates the ability for those who have been at
the top of their scale for at least 12 months to earn a
performance related bonus.
5. This agreement is for three years until 31 August 2006, and will
be underpinned by the continuing operation of the pay indexation
arrangements applied to the rest of the police service.