President Ali announces new salary scales for Joint Services, police officers to benefit from as much as a 21% salary increase.

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Police constables, sergeants, and inspectors are among several categories of members of the Joint Services awarded additional salary increments of as much as 21% in addition to the 8% retroactive pay hike announced for all public servants by President Irfaan Ali last week.

Members of the Guyana Police Force will, starting in January, 2023, benefit from improved salary increases as a result of new salary scales being implemented. President Ali announced the following adjustment to salaries payable to members of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday as part of the first phase:

Constables will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upward from $94,907 to $102,488. This represents an additional 8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Constable. Additionally, Constables with five to ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $110,000, and those with more than ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $115,000.

Lance Corporals will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $108,719 to $115,000. This represents an additional 5.8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Lance Corporal. Additionally, Lance Corporals with five to ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $120,000, and those with more than ten years of experience in that rank will now receive a salary of no less than $125,000.

Corporals will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $111,327 to $125,000. This represents an additional 12.3 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Corporal in addition to the 8% earlier announced. Additionally, Corporals with five to ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $130,000, and those with more than ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $135,000.

Sergeants will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $128,056 to $140,000. This represents an additional 9.3 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Sergeant. Additionally, Sergeants with five to ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $145,000, and those with more than ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $150,000.

Inspectors will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $163,712 to $170,000. Additionally, Inspectors with five and more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $175,000.

Chief Inspectors will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $178,630 to $185,000. Additionally, Chief Inspectors with five and more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $185,000.

Cadet Officers will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $171,224 to $185,000. This represents an additional 8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Cadet Officer. Cadet Officers with five and more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $185,000.

Assistant Superintendents’ current minimum salary will be increased from $188,978 to $200,000 effective immediately. This represents an additional 5.8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to an Assistant Superintendent.

Deputy Superintendents will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $188,978 to $230,000. This represents an additional 21.7 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Deputy Superintendent.

Superintendents will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $200,299 to $240,000. This represents an additional 19.8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Superintendent.

Senior Superintendents will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $296,296 to $320,000. This represents an additional 8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Senior Superintendent. Additionally, Senior Superintendents with more than 5 years of experience would also benefit from this minimum.

Assistant Commissioners will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upward from $418,518 to $425,000.

In addition, Rural Constables will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $75,203 to $85,000. This represents a 13 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Rural Constable.

Neighbourhood Policemen/Policewomen will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $84,387 to $95,000. This represents a 12.6 percent increase on the current minimum salary.

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