1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

$25,100

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Jman, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
    $25,100----that's now the starting salary for NYC cops. :eek: Fawk! That's friggin' unbelieveable! Damn, they'd do better getting a job as a teacher! :eek:

    Incredible. Want to fight terrorism and reduce corruption? Why not drop the salary from $34k to $25k? :eek:

    HFS, what a mess.

    So, do you know what the starting salary is for da police in your town? :confused:
     
  2. usmcruiser

    usmcruiser

    Messages:
    1,578
    Media:
    7
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Location:
    Longmont, CO
    Here in Longmont, CO it is about $40.000/year.
     
  3. mabrodis

    mabrodis

    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2004
    Location:
    Castle Rock, CO
    Where I live I would guess $50K+, but don't really know, every-other-friggen-thing is expensive in Douglas County, why wouldn't the police force be any different...but that said...crime is very low, so I'm happy paying them... :D
     
  4. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
    This from one article:

    "Officers entering the force at the new salary will have to work seven years before their pay stubs can equal those of their counterparts - some of whom may have been hired just months earlier. And the $25,100 starting salary amounts to less than half the starting pay for the department mechanics who fix patrol cars."
     
  5. acolella

    acolella

    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    OR
  6. swank60

    swank60

    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    231
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Location:
    One of Four Presidential Flying Saucers
    Don't worry, if anything happens, the Army will take over. :D

    BTW, I think that's about what a grunt's starting pay is, too.

    I wouldn't carry a gun or run the risk of being shot at for less than $50k per year. Hell, you'd have to pay me that just to grow the manditory mustache or wear the wrap-around sunglasses... :D
     
  7. Kazmanff

    Kazmanff

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Location:
    Bremerton, WA
    About $50K a year here, course the force here isn't 40K strong either.
     
  8. LongIsland60

    LongIsland60

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    That does seem a bit low, but... The NYC PD folks do just fine. They get great benefits, lots of ability to make overtime and their pay goes up. Then they retire on HUGE pensions. I don't think they have it so bad. We could afford to pay more if the unions did not insist on the ridiculous pensions and if the cops did not take advantage of the overtime included in the last 2/3 years count for the pension benefits.

    Tough job, but they do ok financially in the end.
     
  9. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
    Yeah, perhaps you're right on the overtime thing, and they do get medical and half pay after 20 years. But still, it would be nice to structure it so they could afford to live in the city they patrol and raise their families here. I think it's going to result in lower quality recruits that are not as attached to the neighborhood they patrol and more likely to become corrupt.

    It's just kind of sick that the union and the city both inked the deal, then they started pointing fingers at each other concerning whose idea it was to reduce the starting salary.
     
  10. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    531
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Knee deep in hookers and gin
    $25,000 is a pittance. NYC gets what it deserves.

    It is less than teachers get, but you don't need a degree to be a cop.

    $25,000 is the limit for co-pays to have to pay for your VA benifits. If you get wounded in Iraq and come back, you have to pay for your injuries if you make more than $25,000. Someone tell me how that is acceptable to the American public.
     
  11. Critter

    Critter

    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Location:
    Alabama
    Army/Military is just as bad if not worse...

    E1 12,700
    E2 14,200
    etc
     
  12. wob

    wob

    Messages:
    2,813
    Likes Received:
    686
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    SC

    I believe that there are a whole lot of grants and programs in place for officers to live where they work. IIRC, Clinton set something like that up.
     
  13. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    531
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Knee deep in hookers and gin
    Unions are notorious for protecting the older members with large raises at the expense of starting salaries. Mine certainly is anyway. They say it is what the membership wants. Well, yeah, guys who haven't started yet hardly got a chance to voice their opinion, did they?

    Not the best way to get the best and the brightest into the profession. Not that the union gives a rat's ass about that.
     
  14. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
    Wow, and union enrollment is down? Go figure!
     
  15. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

    Messages:
    2,063
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Location:
    Upper Michigan
    **** unions.


    and piss poor salaries.


    and Iran.
     
  16. Ocelot

    Ocelot

    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    The great white north
    Its $40k for the first six months and then $55k after that for the RCMP here in Canada
     
  17. PHBeerman

    PHBeerman

    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho

    Is that in Candaian Dollars??


    If so, that is only like $1.25 US. :D :D :D
     
  18. 3puttcop

    3puttcop

    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    North Florida
  19. TX_TLC

    TX_TLC

    Messages:
    1,475
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Location:
    Texas
    30K here...And I made less than that after 3.5 years in my first job out of college.
     
  20. David Clayton

    David Clayton

    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Hope, Arkansas
    I totally agree :mad: