Metropolitan Police Commissioner Salary
The Metropolitan Police Service is led by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. Cressida Dick was appointed to the position in 2017 and took over on April 10th. On February 10, 2022, she announced her resignation.
Although the incumbent’s authority is largely constrained to the Metropolitan Police Service’s area of operation: the Metropolitan Police District, the rank of Commissioner is recognized as the highest in UK policing. The Metropolitan Police, unlike other police departments, has national responsibilities such as spearheading counter-terrorism policing and ensuring the safety of the Royal Family and senior members of Her Majesty’s Government.
Officers newly promoted after 1st September 2019 will join the salary scale at the minimum of the pay point for the rank, from the date of their promotion. The salary scales for each rank can be seen below:
|Pay point||Sergeants||Inspectors||Chief inspectors||Superintendents||Chief superintendents|
In addition, the Commissioner is directly responsible to the Home Secretary, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, and the Mayor of London, as well as Londoners and the general public. All other UK forces, on the other hand, are led by a Chief Constable who is only accountable to residents, the local Police and Crime Commissioner, the police authority, or an elected mayor.
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, also known as the Met Commissioner or simply “Commissioner,” is the highest rank in the Metropolitan Police Service. From September 1, 2016, the Commissioner’s annual remuneration, excluding pension payments and allowances, is £270,648.