Former Chief Constable Ian Hopkins was paid 3 213,000 last fiscal year, although he was forced to step down in December. Manchester Evening News. Can reveal
That’s the full salary for the whole year, even though he worked for less than nine months.
Mr Hopkins was asked to step down as chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police in December when a report from the police inspectorate revealed that the force had failed to estimate 80,000 crimes a year.
But he stayed on payroll.
Taxpayers were funding two chief constables – one Mr. Hopkins and the other acting chief constable who stepped into his shoes, Ian Paling, who was his deputy chief constable.
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The latest GMP accounts – which have been published on the Force’s website without much fanfare – show that Mr Hopkins was paid 21 3,213,000 in the 12 months to April, the fiscal year 2020. 21 covers.
His departure on December 18 last year meant that he worked for only a few weeks, embarrassed for nine months, but continued to be paid after leaving.
His contract was due to expire in October this year.
It is understood he is no longer on payroll, although the exact conditions for his departure have not been determined.
MEN expects Mr. Hopkins to be paid the balance of his contract by October, when it was due to expire and will appear in next year’s accounts.
The latest non-audit statement of accounts shows that Mr Hopkins was paid 3 213,000 during the financial year to April 2021, up from 8 208,000 a year earlier.
According to the accounts, he was not paid any expenses, other benefits or pension contributions during the year.
The finances also show that پل 168,000 was paid to Mr. Pling, who stepped down temporarily as Chief Constable, during the year.
Mabus Hussain, who was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable, was paid Rs. 121,000, excluding pension contribution of Rs.
Six other unidentified senior figures – five assistant chief constables and one civilian assistant chief officer – were each paid between £ 95,000 and 12 121,000.
The accounts show that more than £ 100,000 was paid to 10 employees during the year, up from eight last year.
Some 1,530 staff were paid more than 50,000, up from 1,283 employees in 2019/20.
In total, the force spent about 57 571 million on wages and overtime, compared to 1 561 million last year.
The majority of GMP expenses are covered by wages.
Last year, the GMP budget increased by 49 49.5 million to 64 645.2 million, a large part of the ‘police principle’ part of the central government (7 467.2 million) and local council tax bills (16 161.7 million). Accounts.
Outside of the police, other public institutions pay exorbitant salaries to their senior officials. Sir Mike Degan, chief executive of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, was paid 5 275,000 during 2020/21, while eight other executives were paid at least 170 170,000, according to his latest accounts.
Last month, Mr Hopkins, who claims to be a “retired police chief constable” on his Twitter account, became a non-executive director at the firm Red Snapper, which provides services to law enforcement, justice, cybersecurity and related public sector organizations. she does. .
One of its primary functions is to provide agency staff, including GMP – for roles including statement taking, crime analysis, detection, computer forensics, training and crime scene investigation.
He was replaced in May by Stephen Watson, former South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable.
It has vowed to revolve around the GMP and has already made its mark on the force, which remains in the ‘special measures’.
Terry Woods, the current Deputy Chief Constable of Lancashire Police, will take over from current GMP Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pling at the end of the year.
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A wave of new Chief Superintendents will be hired to take charge of the 10 divisions of the GMP.
Mr Watson has vowed to quadruple the number of arrests and put local policing at the center of every GMP’s work.
It says it is ready to dig up GMP’s annoying computer system, IOPS, or at least part of it, if it can’t be fixed.
Introducing the accounts, Mr Watson said: “I am fully aware of the challenges facing power at the moment, but I am confident that a new and brighter chapter is achievable.
“While there is still much to be done, and rapid improvement is needed, there is still much to be proud of in what we achieve on a daily basis.
“The Greater Manchester Police is a great force for good and I have the great honor of being able to get caught up with the great people who want to provide great services to all the communities we serve.”
Of Manchester Evening News. Has contacted Mr Hopkins for comment.