The 2020/21 pay award for police officers at federated and superintending ranks has been agreed by the Department of Justice and approved by the Department of Finance.
Announcing the pay award, Justice Minister, Naomi Long said: “I welcome the conclusion of the 2020/21 pay award for PSNI officers in the federated and superintending ranks. The award is consistent with the recommendations of the independent Police Remuneration Review Body and recognises the work of police officers in Northern Ireland.”
The award applies a 2.5% increase to officers’ pay scales backdated to 1 September 2020 and aligns to the award to officers in England and Wales.
Naomi Long added: “I want to acknowledge not only the importance of the work that our police officers continue to do on a daily basis, but also the commitment and professionalism they have shown during these unprecedented times.”
Notes to editors:
- The increase for federated and superintending ranks is consistent with the recommendations of the independent Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB).
- The award applies a 2.5% increase to officer pay scales with a similar increase to the Northern Ireland Transitional Allowance (NITA) and to the Dog Handlers’ Allowance.
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