Police officer at Cambridgeshire Constabulary

People in this role may also be known as police officers or police constable.

9 workers in this role at Cambridgeshire Constabulary have taken the survey.

How much does Cambridgeshire Constabulary pay police officers?

Police officer at Cambridgeshire Constabulary
£12.80–21.54
Typical range
£11.54–22.12

Police officer employees at Cambridgeshire Constabulary are typically paid £12.80–21.54 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for police officer employees at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do police officers think Cambridgeshire Constabulary head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    89% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for police officer employees at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    100% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Yes. People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Not great
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do police officers get of their shift pattern at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 25% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 75% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for police officers to book a holiday at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    71% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Cambridgeshire Constabulary managers change police officers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    63% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for police officers to take sick leave at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Variety of work, opportunity to make a positive difference, able to keep people safe, relationships with the public

    Worst thing

    Workload, unsocial hours, last minute duty changes, exposure to risk

    6.1

    Police constable, December 2020

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What is career progression like for police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

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  • Enough training

    Do police officers get enough training when they start at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    63% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are police officers given support to progress at Cambridgeshire Constabulary?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 57% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from police officers at Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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  • Best thing

    The feeling of satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Workloads are too heavy

    6.4

    Detective constable, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Every day is different
    Colleagues

    Worst thing

    Watching people die
    The stress
    Dangerous situations

    6.5

    Police constable, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Amazing people that I work with, job satisfaction when things go well, able to make a difference in the local area

    Worst thing

    high workloads, poor ICT, Constantly managing high risk issues can take its toll

    6.1

    Police constable, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Variety of work, opportunity to make a positive difference, able to keep people safe, relationships with the public

    Worst thing

    Workload, unsocial hours, last minute duty changes, exposure to risk

    6.1

    Police constable, December 2020

How Cambridgeshire Constabulary ranks

Cambridgeshire Constabulary ranks 11th to work for in police officer employers

  1. 10 Merseyside Police
    6.5
  2. 11 Cambridgeshire Constabulary
    6.3
  3. 12 Essex Police
    6.1