Performance-related police pay now linked to promotion of diversity

Police officers will not receieve performance-related pay unless they can prove they have properly promoted equality and diversity within their force, the Home Office has warned.

A 50-page official document, released last week, states that the awards of the competency-related threshold payment of around £1,000, to officers at the top of their individual rank, will be linked to their performance on race and diversity.

The report says it will be the responsibility of individual officers and their line managers to ensure they are up to speed on the area.

The pay of chief officers from 2005/6 will also be linked to their performance in this area, which will be assessed by their own police authority.

The report states that an ‘essential element’ of this assessment will be evidence of how chiefs have promoted equality and diversity within their own force.

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