County’s top cop was sixth highest paid

Chief Constable Adrian Lee
Chief Constable Adrian Lee

The boss of Northamptonshire Police was paid £175,000 last year - making him the sixth highest-paid police officer in the country outside the Met.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee’s 2012-13 salary is featured in the Pay and Rewards Register, published today by the College of Policing, which brings together the salaries of all 43 chief constables in a single online source for the first time.

It shows that Chief Constable Lee was paid a salary of £133,000, with the remainder made up of pension contributions and expenses. His salary did not rise from the previous year.

The roles of chief constable, deputy chief constable, assistant chief constable, assistant chief officer and head of corporate services together cost the taxpayer £730,079.

The College of Policing’s chief executive, Chief Constable Alex Marshall, said: “The publication of this new register is part of the college’s Integrity Programme, and allows the public to scrutinise what pay and rewards chief officers receive.

“This information has been collated in one place for the first time and shows forces are committed to being open and transparent.”

You can view the register hereap