Police Officer bonuses (FOI)
Police Officer bonuses (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 16 October 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How much money has been handed out to police officers in bonuses over the past ten years.
Could you note who have been given the bonuses and how much each recipient received and why.
Could you explain how much different ranks earn.
Please also note credit card expenses for senior officers in Jersey States Police over the last ten years and what the money was spent on.
How much has been spent on overseas travel bills for police officers over the past ten years?
Police spending on hotels – number of nights per stay, number of people staying.
Police officers do not receive a bonus as part of their employment package.
No officer, including the Chief Officer has received a bonus payment.
This information is accessible by other means and can be found using the following link.
Civil service payscales
To produce the information requested for questions D, E and F would require retrieving and researching individual expense claims for all officers requested over a period of 10 years. This would take time in excess of that allowed under the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. However total credit card spend for both the Chief Officer and the Deputy Chief Officer (DCO) for the past five years has been included. This period saw two DCO’s in post and one Chief Officer.
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