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Question ref. S6W-07633
Asked by: Rona Mackay, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 29 March 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the starting salary for a police officer in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales.

Current status: Answered by Keith Brown on 14 April 2022


At present, in Scotland a new constable will start on a salary of £26,737, and we understand that in England and Wales the lowest starting salary for a graduate is £21,654, and £19,164 for a PCDA (Police Constable Degree Apprentice).

More information on Police Officer salaries in Scotland can be found on the Police Scotland website using the following link: Pay and Grading Structure - Police Scotland