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Old 01-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #111
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Highly paid? Freakin where? Maybe some of the big cities, but around here LEO wages start at 28k a year, I don't consider that highly paid, just a decent living and making ends meet.
In California, many agencies pay twice that for starting, plus all sorts of overtime. LEOs taking home more than $100K/year are not uncommon at all.

The pay in California needs to be much lower. When there is a LEO job opening, they get hundreds of applications, and most of them are more than suitable for the job since most agencies provide training. So supply and demand suggests the salary is too high.
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Is the cost of living not twice as high there too?

How much is rent, or home prices? Around here its possible to find a home for 55k (we have our share of over priced mcmansions too), and I'm currently renting for 600 a month.

Are there any places in california that employ $100k cops with home prices like that? And I highly doubt that those aren't cops who have been on the job for a while and have been promoted into higher positions, there by serving no comparison at all whatsoever to a basic MS highway patrolman, who can expect to possibly be making as much as 32k after being with the highway patrol for ten years or so.

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And you think that 56k (twice the starting pay here) needs to be lower? With all the crap that cops have to deal with? And in Cali?

Heck I think around 50k needs to be the STARTING pay here.

Yeah, they're public servants, but that doesn't mean slaves.

And this is coming from a guy who hate his local PD. (me)

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In California, many agencies pay twice that for starting, plus all sorts of overtime. LEOs taking home more than $100K/year are not uncommon at all.

The pay in California needs to be much lower. When there is a LEO job opening, they get hundreds of applications, and most of them are more than suitable for the job since most agencies provide training. So supply and demand suggests the salary is too high.
Cut the pay in half and the applicants will go to ZERO. You get what you pay for. If your jurisdiction pays them too much, contact your elected official that authorized that pay and see what you can do.

Or go to school become a certified Peace Officer and apply for one of those over paid jobs.
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Cut the pay in half and the applicants will go to ZERO. You get what you pay for. If your jurisdiction pays them too much, contact your elected official that authorized that pay and see what you can do.

Or go to school become a certified Peace Officer and apply for one of those over paid jobs.
I believe this is the very reason that more "small town" cops are a-holes...those jurisdictions don't pay much at all, and you DO get what you pay for. It's been my experience that just like any profession, the farther up the pay scale you go, the more likely it becomes you will be dealing with a true professional. JMHO.
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LAPD starts at $48K while in training! Basically, that's a high school education and they pay you to go to cop school. LAPD is one of the lower paying departments.

Employment - City of Sacramento

Sacramento PD starts at $55,781.

San Diego pays $72,000 starting at 4 years.

Again, those are base rates. There is plenty of opportunity for overtime at 1.5X.
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This thread has moved well off search issues and into bashing. I think it's run its course.

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