Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Police Pay to Suspended Officers in the South West

A Freedom of Information request with Avon and Somerset Constabulary has revealed that the cost of paying officers suspended on full pay pending disciplinary hearings/criminal cases exceeds £250,000 since 2007.

As of 28th December 2010, just one constable was suspended on full pay, although they had been suspended and receiving pay for 372 days. That's a long time, over a years worth of wages for gardening leave.

Year by year breakdowns of cost paying suspended officers are given as follows :

2007 £79,383.87
2008 £28,283.91
2009 £90,470.22
2010 £30,305.49
2011 £46,221.24

That all totals up to £274,664.73

For individual officers suspended since 2007 the costs are :

Officer 1 £22,544.49
Officer 2 £28,898.97
Officer 3 £27,940.41
Officer 4 £7,549.85
Officer 5 £18,672.35
Officer 6 £4,398.32
Officer 7 £42,670.40
Officer 8 £67,372.37
Officer 9 £8,396.33
Officer 10 £46,221.24

Notes say that officer 2 was suspended prior to 2007, and his suspension ran over into that period.

Devon and Cornwall Police responded to a similar request only to say that 1 officer had been suspended since October 2010, and that they do not hold information regarding the cost of paying suspended officers.

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