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Commissioner Hails Pay Rise for ‘Hard Working’ Surrey Police Officers

Published on: 16 Jul, 2023
Updated on: 17 Jul, 2023

The Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Townsend has said she is delighted that hard working police officers in Surrey have been recognised with a 7 per cent pay rise announced on Thursday (July 13).

The government revealed they had accepted recommendations from the Police Remuneration Review Body meaning police officers of all ranks in England and Wales are in line for the increase from September this year.

Commissioner Lisa Townsend said: “Our policing teams put themselves in harm’s way and go above and beyond on a daily basis to keep our communities safe in Surrey.

“So I am delighted to see the government recognising the amazing job they do with this pay award which is the least they deserve for the service they provide for our residents.

“I know from speaking to our teams in Surrey that increased energy bills, mortgage and food costs are biting deep for everyone. So I hope this pay increase will at least go some way to helping ease the day-to-day pressures they are facing with the cost of living.

“The Home Office have said there will be significant government funding to help meet this rise which is welcomed and really important. We will of course need to examine the detail closely and in particular what this will mean for our future plans for the Surrey Police budget.

“Thanks to the extra number of officers recruited during the government’s Uplift programme over the last three years, we now have more in the Surrey Police ranks than ever before.

“But it is vital that we are able to retain them and I am hopeful this pay award will help us meet that challenge in Surrey over the coming months.”

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Responses to Commissioner Hails Pay Rise for ‘Hard Working’ Surrey Police Officers

  1. Keith Francis Reply

    July 17, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    But where are all these extra Police? Certainly not on the streets which is where we need to see them. My late grandfather who was a Surrey Police Inspector went on his bicycle to parts of the county that present day police wouldn’t want to go to except in two’s by car.

    So the “con” for another higher precept [council tax allocation] next year has begun.

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