Skip to content Quick exit

Pay and benefits

When you join us as a police officer, we’ll make a wide range of benefits available to you


All new police officers on the IPLDP route and working full-time (40 hours per week), receive a starting salary of £24,780, plus an annual regional allowance of £1,000. There will be annual increments up to a salary of £40,128.


In the first year of the course officers will earn £19,500 which will increase to £24,780 in the second year. Once officers have completed the programme and are fully ranked officers the salary will increase to £27,050 with annual increments.


New officers on this route in policing will earn a starting salary of £24,780 which will increase to £25,902 in the second year. Once fully completed and the officer is fully ranked the salary will increase to £27,030 with annual increments.


You’ll enjoy the advantages of a contributory pension scheme, which offers generous benefits based on final salary. You’ll start with 22 days annual leave rising to 30 days, dependent on your length of service. You also have access to equity loans for housing under our Key Worker scheme and the opportuntity to attend various free advice sessions through police mutal.

You can also join our sports and social club which will give you access to our on site gyms, discounts at local attractions and businesses and where you can enter our force lottery. Staff can also sign up to the Blue Light Card where they can receive discount at many businesses.

There is free onsite parking at HQ and Luton, oniste canteens as well as many wellbeing resources and support groups available for all staff members.

An additonal benefit to police officers is the huge range of career and training opportunities that will be available to you. After your two year probation period you will be able to apply to join the various teams that make Bedfordshire Police. You could move into community policing, work in cyber crime, join the firearms or dogs unit, join the detective pathway and more. The opportunities are endless. We will support you throughout your career with us and provide training when needed to help you achieve your goals. If you fall ill or have a long-term injury we can look for you to work in a different department, more suitable to your needs.

For details of the benefits you’ll receive , see our working with us section.


Apply now button

Our website uses cookies to improve your experience.