Pay and Benefits

When you join Gwent Police as a Police Officer, we'll make a wide range of benefits available to you.


Candidates with relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications, such as a Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) will commence on £23,124 however, those without may apply for the role with a starting salary of £19,971.

This salary is based on working a full-time role (40 hours per week); pay increments apply as you progress, subject to satisfactory performance.

Annual Leave

The annual leave allowance starts at 22 days and rises to 30 days, dependent on your length of service. You will also be granted an additional 8 statutory public/bank holidays, taken on the designated day or, if this falls on one of your working days, you will be entitled to take an alternative day.

Part-time employees have bank holidays on a pro-rata basis.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

If you are using registered or approved childcare, you can choose to take part of your salary in Childcare Vouchers to pay for it which are tax and National Insurance (NI) free. This means you get extra value from your pay packet each month.

Gwent Police Federation

If you opt to join the Gwent Police Federation, you can choose to join a Life Insurance scheme with awards payable to your spouse or partner, and to any dependents.

In addition to accessing crucial illness and sickness cover, you can take out insurance at a preferential rate, to cover any legal expenses connected to your job, and to benefit from the best rehabilitation facilities.

Maternity Leave/Adoption Leave

We have a full occupational Maternity Leave policy available to all employees of Gwent Police. We also offer an Adoption Leave policy.

52 weeks maternity in total, 18 weeks full pay, 21 weeks Statutory Maternity Pay, 13 weeks no pay. This is subject to length of service.

Pension Scheme

You'll enjoy the advantages of a contributory pension scheme, which is a Career Average Revalued Earnings Scheme (CARE).


We offer an Occupational Health and Welfare Unit to help maintain both your physical and psychosocial health while you are at work. The service is totally confidential and also includes a counselling service.