Police chiefs will receive bonuses worth up to £32,000 for successfully tackling crime and recruiting ethnic minority officers, The Times has learnt.

The performance-related payments, worth up to 15 per cent of salaries, will be paid next year to officers who are rated the best in the country. They will have to beat targets including crime reduction and improving race relations in their forces. The bonuses will be awarded by local police watchdogs with advice from inspectors of constabulary.
Under the scheme Sir Ian Blair, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the highest paid officer in the country, could receive up to £33,200 on top of his £221,000 salary.

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