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12-22-10, 02:20 PM #1Premium Lifetime Member
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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?Check your feelings at the door!
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12-22-10, 04:04 PM #2
We've lost plenty of benefits and perks in the last two years and only find ourselves short. I'd certainly take it."Like" us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Offic...93147194083228
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12-22-10, 04:35 PM #3The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of WarSupporting Member Lvl 2
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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...Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.
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12-22-10, 05:28 PM #4
More officers, no.
Better training, hell yes.
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12-22-10, 07:45 PM #5
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.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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12-22-10, 10:36 PM #7
I would be more than willing to pay more taxes for more/better trained.To Live Is To Eat
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12-22-10, 11:51 PM #8
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.Idiot
12-23-10, 01:27 AM #9
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!the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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