Haha yes I think it would be a significant drop in pay, however I like to think the cost of living, lifestyle and being close to family would soften the blow. At the moment it really is just a consideration. I have seen that the constabulary I am interested in is currently accepting applications from another police force (international or not, not specified).
Looking through the previous threads there appears to be a lack of morale amongst the troops which I find to be a bit disconcerting. Is the job in blighty as stuffed as people make out? I mean the job isn't perfect here but I'm sure there are positives???