Boca Raton police agree to three-year contract

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

City officials said the negotiations ended in November, well before Town Center mall security found Nancy Bochicchio, 47, and her daughter, Joey Bochicchio-Hauser, 7, dead in an idling SUV on Dec.
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john

Miami, FL

#2 Feb 18, 2008
20 dollars a month to take the vehicle home. Who is paying for the gas, of course the taxpayers....The police unions are no better than the local drug dealers but because they are unionized and are suppose to protect the public they get to steal the public taxpayers money legally.
Mike

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Feb 18, 2008
Gas/Car Repairs/etc for $20 a month for out of town cops. Nice freakin deal boys.
David

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2008
What a slap in the face to tax payers 20 bucks to take a car home per month. These cops probably scored the lowest SAT scores in there class and yet they keep robbing the Tax Payer with perks and and pay raises that cost the Tax Payer. Let them go out on strike or quit and see what they really are worth. Guarding all night burger king.
DRS

Miami, FL

#5 Feb 18, 2008
THATS GOOD GET ALL THE RICHBOYS.........
Kazoo

Miami, FL

#6 Feb 18, 2008
thats still not enough money to deal with that job.

and all of you pr!cks can apply if you think its so great. if you can hack it....which is doubtful
hmmm

United States

#7 Feb 18, 2008
Go back to English class, you moron. You probably didnt even graduate 5th grade.(I bet you are scratching your head in wonder) have your mommy read your post and correct it.
David wrote:
What a slap in the face to tax payers 20 bucks to take a car home per month. These cops probably scored the lowest SAT scores in there class and yet they keep robbing the Tax Payer with perks and and pay raises that cost the Tax Payer. Let them go out on strike or quit and see what they really are worth. Guarding all night burger king.
Da Truth

Miami, FL

#8 Feb 18, 2008
David wrote:
What a slap in the face to tax payers 20 bucks to take a car home per month. These cops probably scored the lowest SAT scores in there class and yet they keep robbing the Tax Payer with perks and and pay raises that cost the Tax Payer. Let them go out on strike or quit and see what they really are worth. Guarding all night burger king.
You're the one with the grammar/spelling issues ahahahah

Just because you couldn't get hired doesn't give you the right to run you mouth.....you keyboard warrior

take home cars save the city money in the long run. Its a proven fact
Davie Resident

Vero Beach, FL

#9 Feb 18, 2008
David wrote:
What a slap in the face to tax payers 20 bucks to take a car home per month. These cops probably scored the lowest SAT scores in there class and yet they keep robbing the Tax Payer with perks and and pay raises that cost the Tax Payer. Let them go out on strike or quit and see what they really are worth. Guarding all night burger king.
If it's such a great job, apply. If not, stop your whining.
Charlie Daniels

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Feb 18, 2008
Guess it goes to show the SAT is nothing but a farce.

I am sorry to hear your application was denied. I understand the Burger King they are guarding is accepting applications. Maybe if you get accepted there you too can socialize with the Officers who "guard" it all night long.
David wrote:
What a slap in the face to tax payers 20 bucks to take a car home per month. These cops probably scored the lowest SAT scores in there class and yet they keep robbing the Tax Payer with perks and and pay raises that cost the Tax Payer. Let them go out on strike or quit and see what they really are worth. Guarding all night burger king.
Rudi

Deerfield Beach, FL

#11 Feb 18, 2008
Kazoo wrote:
thats still not enough money to deal with that job.
and all of you pr!cks can apply if you think its so great. if you can hack it....which is doubtful
Let me get the violins out for you.You would think you are talking about being a cop in the south Bronx or something.If it`s not enough for you go be a fireman.Then you can sleep 4 days a week while the taxpayors pay for your raise and fat pension.
Kris

West Palm Beach, FL

#12 Feb 18, 2008
Why are they taking cars home?? Shouldn't they be USED on other shifts to fight crime? Maybe they have too many cars to begin with...
Free Transportation

United States

#13 Feb 18, 2008
David wrote:
What a slap in the face to tax payers 20 bucks to take a car home per month. These cops probably scored the lowest SAT scores in there class and yet they keep robbing the Tax Payer with perks and and pay raises that cost the Tax Payer. Let them go out on strike or quit and see what they really are worth. Guarding all night burger king.
Yea, and many, many live in another county, so the gas cost is extreme let alone cost of repairs to the cars.

In the western communities the vehicles from fire and police are from Miami, Broward, Riviera Beach. The taxpayers are paying for FREE transportation, high pensions, extra healthcare. All this being funded by the tax paying public.

No, to taking home cars. Let them drive to work like the rest of the population.

PBC School police just got a 2% raise. Lucky Boca gets 5% and when the public is BEGGING for tax cuts.

VOTE OUT INCUMBENTS! They keep the status quo.
Jobber

United States

#14 Feb 18, 2008
Kazoo wrote:
thats still not enough money to deal with that job.
and all of you pr!cks can apply if you think its so great. if you can hack it....which is doubtful
When people become a cop or fire man they KNOW What they are getting themselves into. Horrid sights, the underbelly of live, good possibility of dying on the job.

If you know what you are getting yourself into, then stop whining about the job. YOU knew it when you decided to take the job.

What babies.
I want out

United States

#15 Feb 18, 2008
Hey Boca, can you call the Broward PBA and show them the proper way to negotiate a contract? Maybe you could just take over negotiations for the BSO deputies instead.
debra

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Feb 18, 2008
no to mention all the free donuts you can eat
Get a Life

United States

#17 Feb 18, 2008
Rudi wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me get the violins out for you.You would think you are talking about being a cop in the south Bronx or something.If it`s not enough for you go be a fireman.Then you can sleep 4 days a week while the taxpayors pay for your raise and fat pension.
It seems to me that you are misinformed about fat pensions, most of the public employees pay a nice part of their salaries into their pension and the employer keeps the fund afloat. Based on the performance of the fund which is monitored by trustees who are elected by the participants is what determines how much money their employer contributes. Now that your 401k has taken a beating the past year wouldn't you want professionals handling your retirement fund? Do a little research before you stick your foot in your mouth.
Get Over It

Delray Beach, FL

#18 Feb 18, 2008
john wrote:
20 dollars a month to take the vehicle home. Who is paying for the gas, of course the taxpayers....The police unions are no better than the local drug dealers but because they are unionized and are suppose to protect the public they get to steal the public taxpayers money legally.
I hope you never need police help in the future...
Einstein

Dania, FL

#19 Feb 18, 2008
Why, in a right to work state, do the state organs recogize a union and negotiate with it?

Why should a young, recently promoted to Lt. cop, earn more than a veteran that doesn't want to step across the divide, from street to office?

You don't see this in the military, which is exceedingly happy to retain skilled NCOs.

With recent firings at the top, the new chief has opened positions to promote people loyal to him.

This policy of "encouraging" promotions by pay barriers is foolish, expensive and will end up with a bloated bureaucracy, even if well intended, as it will be misused.
Get Over It

Delray Beach, FL

#20 Feb 18, 2008
The citizens are begging for more police in the area to solve crimes, specially with a 'serial killer' on the loose.. yet dont want to pay for it...

You cant have your cake and eat it too...
Sheepdog

Miami, FL

#21 Feb 18, 2008
Face the facts, the cost of living in South Florida is very high. If you want professional police you have to pay for it. If you want to attract bad recruits remove the benefits that just about every police agency gets, nation-wide, i.e., take home cars and pensions. Remember, you get what you pay for. If you really believe that being a police officer is such an easy job, one that makes people wealthy, then why is it that every police agency in South Florida is below staff and cannot find qualified applicants? Maybe you should apply, if you are willing to give up your life, holidays, weekends, kids birthdays, and able to pass the background. Yes, I knew what this job entailed, and I love my job. It would be nice to be appreciated by the community we serve. Feel free to apply, every police agency is hiring and can't fill all the open positions, most are grossly understaffed. Take away the standard benefits and it will only get worse. Oh, and by the way, most officers do not get to enjoy their pensions or retirement because most die young, shortly after their retirement. Get your application completed.

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