Seven per-cent pay rise for PSNI officers welcomed by Chief Constable Jon Boutcher

PSNI Chief Constable Jon Boutcher has welcomed a seven per-cent pay award for officers.
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Mr Boutcher was commenting after Justice Minister Naomi Long confirmed the PSNI 2023-24 pay remit has been agreed.

The Chief Constable said: “Since taking up post in November last year, I have been relentless in making sure that my voice has been heard to ensure our officers get the seven per-cent pay award that they deserve.

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“The Service Executive Team and I have been working closely with colleagues in the Department of Justice and the Department of Finance and I welcome today’s announcement.“I want to reassure police staff colleagues that I am also fully committed to ensure that they get their pay award and that I will continue to work to secure that outcome.”

Chief Constable Jon Boutcher. Photo by PacemakerChief Constable Jon Boutcher. Photo by Pacemaker
Chief Constable Jon Boutcher. Photo by Pacemaker

The Department of Justice says the award is consistent with the recommendations of the independent police remuneration review body.

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Minister Long said: “I am pleased to announce approval for a pay award of over seven per-cent for police officers in recognition of the vital work that they do. Police officers play a crucial role in our society in upholding justice and safeguarding our communities and for that I thank them.

“The financial challenges faced by all NICS Departments are well documented however public sector pay has been a priority for me and my Executive colleagues. This award acknowledges the significant public service that police officers deliver and we continue to work towards pay settlements for other staff groups.”