Britain's highest paid police chiefs are taking up to 64 days' holiday a year, the Daily Mail reveals today.

When the force was formed in 2013, Sir Stephen faced questions as to how his pay package – which was significantly more than the Prime Minister's – was justified. In 2013/14, when the £166,000-a-year Lancashire chief constable complained that police no longer have enough time to fight crime, he took 50.5 days' holiday – the equivalent of nearly a day off every week. Gloucestershire Police's Chief Constable Suzette Davenport,  pictured, took 64 days of holiday in 2013/15 and 59 days last year. This is to pay for his home internet, phone bills and contributions towards his lunches, coffee and snacks. Sir Stephen and his senior team were granted more than half a million pounds in housing payments last year.

Only the council can raise the mayor’s pay.

The chief constable – one of the highest earners in UK policing – claimed the allowance even though he has paid off the mortgage on his home. BUT I DON'T GO ABROAD, SAYS CHIEF. Thanks to these outdated rules, chief constables have enjoyed incredible pay and benefits – even as police budgets have been cut by a fifth and as officer numbers have plummeted to 124,000, their lowest level in more than ten years.

Cooke makes an annual salary of $102,192. Federal CIO is a political appointment that does not require confirmation from the U.S. Senate. Sir Stephen, 58, admitted it was 'a hell of a lot of money' but added: 'I never switch off from being chief. The mayor didn’t put the salary increase request in her preliminary budget for 2015-16.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Humberside chief Justine Curran, pictured, charged much of her moving costs to the taxpayer. President Donald Trump plans to appoint Suzette Kent as administrator of the U.S. Office of Electronic Government, according to a Jan. 26 announcement from the White House Average annual salary was $29,011 and median salary was $29,247. Miss Davenport took over in January 2013 amid huge financial pressures as the force faced a 20 per cent cut to its budget. But that’s not the policy for the mayor’s salary, set by the council.

Many of those claiming for such private cover are office-based bosses, rather than those risking their lives on the frontline.

Some have lived rent-free at exclusive properties as part of these 'relocation packages', which have cost the taxpayer more than half a million pounds.

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