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LAPD Union Refuses to Discuss Pay Cuts to Aid City's COVID Budget Strain
“The Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Protective League is unanimous in its belief that its members deserve every penny of compensation that our contract prescribes. Period,” league president Craig Lally wrote to the city’s head labor negotiator.
November 16, 2020
District of Columbia to Pay Officers Hazard Pay During COVID-19 Pandemic
Effective immediately, workers will get retroactive pay from March 16, and the first payout begins the week of April 20. The hazard pay will continue as long as the city is financially able to provide it.
April 15, 2020
Florida Chief Cites Low Pay for High Employee Turnover
Chief Diane Hobley-Burney presented a case to the city as to why she feels a bigger investment in the police department will reverse turnover trends.
May 14, 2019
Arizona Governor Wants to Give Officers Significant Pay Increases
Most of the $74 million allocated in the governor's proposed budget for pay hikes goes to public safety agencies such as corrections officers and highway patrol. Pay raises at other agencies are awarded only to those employees certified by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board.
January 25, 2019
Honolulu Facing Police Shortage as Mainland Agencies Recruit Hawaiian Officers
Seattle is coming armed with much better salaries and more frequent raises. Starting salary for a police officer in Honolulu is $65,592 per year versus $81,444 for a newly sworn officer in Seattle. For veteran officers, the pay gap is even larger.
January 9, 2019
Dallas City Council Approves Pay Hike for Police, Firefighters
The starting pay for police officers and fire-rescue workers will now be $60,000, according to the Dallas Morning News.
September 18, 2018
Union Claims Broward Sheriff Owes Employees $12 Million
According to the news release, a recent arbitration hearing affirmed that BSO has been underpaying its employees for hours worked.
August 29, 2018
Senate Passes 1.9% Federal Pay Raise
This week, the United States Senate passed a 1.9% pay raise for federal employees in 2019. But it's not a done deal.
August 3, 2018
Agencies Engage in "Wage War" to Fill Recruit Ranks
Highway Patrol Col. Mike Rapich has observed what he calls a “wage war” among agencies competing for personnel. “We’re in a really aggressive recruiting effort,” he says, “probably more so than I’ve seen in the 25 years I’ve been with the agency.”
April 18, 2018
Maintaining Your Force
To avoid needlessly recruiting additional officers, agencies are working to keep current officers happy in their careers.
April 3, 2018
MN City Extends Police Recruiting Deadline Hoping for More Applicants
When the St. Paul (MN) Police Department was hiring four years ago, 794 people applied to be officers. This time around, there were only 178 applicants and now the department has extended the deadline to Monday, hoping to attract more quality candidates.
January 26, 2018
Staffing Crisis Prompts Raises of 25 to 30 Percent for San Diego Police
San Diego will boost pay for police officers between 25% and 30% to help solve a crisis of departing officers that has lengthened response times, limited proactive policing, and ballooned overtime budgets.
October 20, 2017
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