Pay/Benefits articles

You Mad, Bro?

You Mad, Bro?

Via the Pocono Record: Monroe County’s (PA) police and sheriff’s patrol officers are near the top of a new state list of comparative salaries, earning 25 percent more than its state counterparts.   The information is part of a massive database released by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Development and Analysis Monday.

Policing In Paradise

Via KHON2: KHON2 has been telling you how Honolulu police are looking for new recruits.   Now the Kauai Police Department is also hiring and it’s even looking to the mainland for potential candidates.   Kauai has the smallest police force in the state, but they say don’t be fooled by their size.   “If

Mayor to Cops: F.U.!

Via The Dallas Morning News: In Dallas, Mayor Mike Rawlings (above) said Sunday that he won’t support legislation meant to save the failing Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.   Rawlings plans to testify about his opposition to the long-in-the-works bill on Monday in Austin during a House Pensions committee hearing. The mayor told committee

Misleading But Accurate

Via the New Hampshire Union Leader: The city’s police chief released a two-page letter to media outlets Tuesday labeling a pair of articles published in the New Hampshire Sunday News and New Hampshire Union Leader earlier this week as “grossly misleading,” while also referring to the 2016 salary information presented in those stories as “accurate.”

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Is a Challenge to Law Enforcement Recruitment by ALADS Board of Directors A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Robust Job Growth, High Wages Show Solid Labor Market” should be a wake-up call for local governments looking to hire officers. A Desert Sun article titled “Where Have All the Cops Gone?” highlights the issues

Sin Tax Funding

Via WPDS Local 6 News: Mayfield, KY — The first of four liquor stores coming to Mayfield has opened, and the Mayfield Police Department is reaping the benefits.   A percent of the taxes paid by customers and license fees paid by the owners goes straight to the police department. Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent

Overtime to Skyrocket

Ed. note: President Trump said a lot of stuff on the campaign trail, including the following: “I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Yet he’s been going to his country club in Florida almost every weekend. If this pattern holds course, it could mean massive OT for

Chief Makes What?

Via FOX News: The incoming police chief in Oakland will reportedly receive the largest base pay in the city’s history.   Incoming Chief Anne Kirkpatrick will earn a base salary of nearly $270,000.   SF Gate reported recently that with total compensation and benefits her salary could reach $299,675. The paper also reported that the

Pension Plans in Peril

Law enforcement people around the country are starting to panic that pensions they were counting on and are guaranteed by contract law are in serious jeopardy. For decades law enforcement people who took on one of the most difficult, stressful but important jobs in our society could be confident that after they retired they could

Officers Leaving in Droves

Via the NY Daily News: More NYPD cops are putting in their papers and retiring early according to the city’s largest police union.   Citing data from the New York City Police Pension Fund, officials with the PBA of New York City said 506 officers resigned from the 35,000-member force in 2016 — about a

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