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    O/R wants to know (benefit vs officers)

    O/R wants to know: would you be willing to give up a benefit or perk if it put more officers on the street?
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    Absolutely!


    We've lost plenty of benefits and perks in the last two years and only find ourselves short. I'd certainly take it.
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    What benefit or perk? We don't get anything different than any other than "early" retirement -- which isn't really all that early when you look at how the VRS program works.

    Actually, I can't bitch. Our permitted staffing is good. We just can't get the bodies on the street... We had 2 guys on light duty for most of year in one case (off duty injury), and more than a year (on-duty injury) in another. And a third for several weeks... We've got 4 open positions...
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    More officers, no.

    Better training, hell yes.

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    About the only thing I'd be willing to give up in exchange would be better/more in house training.

    I really hate driving halfway across the state to go to a class that my department is capable of offering, but doesn't.

    Our benefits really suck compared to other PD's in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    More officers, no.

    Better training, hell yes.

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    I would be more than willing to pay more taxes for more/better trained.
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    I guess not, since we have been getting less perks and pay every year for the last several years, and we're at a lower staff level than we've been since I've been there. Frankly, if the city said "less bennies for more officers" I would think they were just lying out their asses again in an attempt to fuck us over more and we'll still be short.

    Right now I despise our admin and city govt so much I would piss on them if the lot of them was on fire.

    So short answer - no.
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    Our benefits such as they are have been steadily eroded over the length of my service.

    Every year those of us that work a permanent 24 hr shift pattern and are involved in confrontational policing recieved a one off annual payment. For my dep't that was 1,000. This was paid in December and was very welcome for obvious reasons.

    I can't actually think of too many other perks we get. I suppose I'd be happy to pay full price for my KFC if it meant more bodies on the street but I don't think that will buy too much despite the vast quantities of fried chicken my shift seem to eat!
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