Private sector-style bonuses have “no place in policing”, chief constables have said amid reports officers received more than £150m last year. (BBC News)
Pffft… Talk about double standards! Another case of ACPO jumping on the most popular political band wagon of the moment. It’s all well and good the hierarchy of the police service saying that; “Acpo has consistently argued that performance-related pay deals styled on the private sector should have no place in policing” now. There are plenty at that level (and within the Superintendents Association) who have been more than happy to sit on the gravy train and accept substantial bonus payments, until now. Why is that?
I suspect they are actually starting to feel the heat of public opinion in their kitchen of mismanagement and book cooking. It’s taken some time however, perhaps they are finally waking up and smelling the coffee, which has to be good for the service and the public. The realities of policing spin are finally reaching boiling point and, Senior Officers now know that before long, action to trim the number of cooks who have been spoiling the broth is very likely!
- GMP chief Peter Fahy rejects performance-related pay bonus (menmedia.co.uk)
- Police payments spark bonus row (bbc.co.uk)
- Call for overhaul of police pay (mirror.co.uk)
- Bonuses are not the incentive to catch criminals, says police chief (telegraph.co.uk)