A well deserved award

Hertfordshire Mercury, 16th November 1918


At a meeting of the Hertfordshire County Council, a long report was presented in reference to the pay of the county police force about which there had been several conferences both with the men and with their county authorities, with the result that they have ultimately decided upon a new scale which will cost an extra £7,920 per annum.  The scale is too lengthy to give in detail, but it works out briefly as follows:

Constables – £2  3s on appointment, rising up to £2  13s when they attain First Class rank.

Sergeants – £2  16s, rising to £3 after 5 years as Sergeants.

Inspectors – £3  8s  3d, rising to £3  18s  2d after 5 years.

Superintendents – £4  10s  5d, rising to £5  19s  7d.

In addition to the above pensionable pay in all ranks, the force is to receive 7 shillings per week war bonus.

The above increases are to date back to 1st July 1918.

The Deputy Chief Constable is to receive in addition to his ordinary pay £40 per annum rising to £100 extra per annum after 6 years in that position.  It was decided to give Deputy Chief Constable (Superintendent Wood, of Watford) an honorarium of £50 in recognition of his valuable services as Acting Chief Constable during the absence of Col. Law, and the Chairman paid a very high tribute to Mr Wood’s good qualities.



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