Paying the police: Varying salary levels can create concerns

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mistaking bacon

Little Falls, NY

#1 Nov 3, 2013
wah wah fcuking wah
overpaid with benefits, don't like it go dig ditches...

Most members of law enforcement agree they don't do their job for money. Instead, they often find person reasons to be satisfied in their public service role.

Yet not every department pays its officers the same in the Mohawk Valley, and that difference can occasionally lead to discouragement and frustration among the lower-paid departments.

In both Oneida and Herkimer counties, most officers overall earn less than the state average of $68,510.

According to an O-D analysis:

* At the Rome Police Department, for instance, more than 50 percent of its officers earned from $61,000 to $80,000 over the past year, the highest in Oneida County, according to data compiled on SeeThroughNY.com .

* At the Herkimer Police Department, most officers earned between $51,000 and $65,000, the highest in Herkimer County and similar to what most officers earned in Utica’s larger department, between $56,000 and $60,000.

* But at smaller agencies such as the Oriskany, Vernon, Boonville and Yorkville police departments, only a few officers earned upwards of $50,000.

Buy today's print edition of the Observer-Dispatch to see a chart comparing pay levels of variuos local agencies.

“I think it all boils down to, at the end of the day, what you did for eight hours and how you did it, instead of saying I got away with doing nothing and I got paid for it,” said Yorkville police Officer Patrick Collea, after 18 years in law enforcement.

“I agreed to work in the village of Yorkville,” he said.“How can you put a price on someone who writes a Thank You note because you solved a break-in at their house, or because you helped push their car out of the driveway when it was stuck in the snow?”

Still, the pay disparity between neighboring police agencies can create its own set of concerns, especially the frustration over constantly losing newly trained officers to higher-paying agencies like the New York State Police.

“It’s tough to justify when people go through the same level of training and have the same responsibilities, that there’s such a difference in the amount that they’re paid,” Oneida County Undersheriff Robert Swenszkowski said.“You have to balance out what people are making in comparison with agencies that provide the same level of service and the same call volume.”

According to SeeThroughNY.com , longtime investigators at the Oneida Sheriff’s Office make just more than $60,000 — significantly less than the $100,000-plus earned by some state police investigators.

Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/features/x2132752086/P...
unbelievable

Herkimer, NY

#2 Nov 3, 2013
mistaking bacon wrote:
wah wah fcuking wah
overpaid with benefits, don't like it go dig ditches...
Most members of law enforcement agree they don't do their job for money. Instead, they often find person reasons to be satisfied in their public service role.
Yet not every department pays its officers the same in the Mohawk Valley, and that difference can occasionally lead to discouragement and frustration among the lower-paid departments.
In both Oneida and Herkimer counties, most officers overall earn less than the state average of $68,510.
According to an O-D analysis:
* At the Rome Police Department, for instance, more than 50 percent of its officers earned from $61,000 to $80,000 over the past year, the highest in Oneida County, according to data compiled on SeeThroughNY.com .
* At the Herkimer Police Department, most officers earned between $51,000 and $65,000, the highest in Herkimer County and similar to what most officers earned in Utica’s larger department, between $56,000 and $60,000.
* But at smaller agencies such as the Oriskany, Vernon, Boonville and Yorkville police departments, only a few officers earned upwards of $50,000.
Buy today's print edition of the Observer-Dispatch to see a chart comparing pay levels of variuos local agencies.
“I think it all boils down to, at the end of the day, what you did for eight hours and how you did it, instead of saying I got away with doing nothing and I got paid for it,” said Yorkville police Officer Patrick Collea, after 18 years in law enforcement.
“I agreed to work in the village of Yorkville,” he said.“How can you put a price on someone who writes a Thank You note because you solved a break-in at their house, or because you helped push their car out of the driveway when it was stuck in the snow?”
Still, the pay disparity between neighboring police agencies can create its own set of concerns, especially the frustration over constantly losing newly trained officers to higher-paying agencies like the New York State Police.
“It’s tough to justify when people go through the same level of training and have the same responsibilities, that there’s such a difference in the amount that they’re paid,” Oneida County Undersheriff Robert Swenszkowski said.“You have to balance out what people are making in comparison with agencies that provide the same level of service and the same call volume.”
According to SeeThroughNY.com , longtime investigators at the Oneida Sheriff’s Office make just more than $60,000 — significantly less than the $100,000-plus earned by some state police investigators.
Read more: http://www.uticaod.com/features/x2132752086/P...
Our cops are way overpaid. 60 grand+ a year for a Herkimer patrolman? Are you kidding me? No wonder our taxes are through the roof. Then again when there is a village firefighter whose cars include a Cadillac and a jaguar, pay and staffing for our village employees really needs a closer look. Why did Risi need to steal $16k when he was already making good money??

Since: Sep 13

Herkimer, NY

#3 Nov 4, 2013
unbelievable wrote:
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Our cops are way overpaid. 60 grand+ a year for a Herkimer patrolman? Are you kidding me? No wonder our taxes are through the roof. Then again when there is a village firefighter whose cars include a Cadillac and a jaguar, pay and staffing for our village employees really needs a closer look. Why did Risi need to steal $16k when he was already making good money??
You are the same folks whining about teachers with Masters degrees making $60,000 at HCS.$60,000 is not all that much in today's world IF you ever step outside the county. If it is so wonderful and overpaid, why don't you raise your skill set up and get one of those jobs. This conversation about everyone else making too much money is way too old, has never accomplished anything, it sure hasn't encouraged any investment, and certainly does not bring in new jobs. You can cut everyone's salary in half and you'll never accomplish what the area really needs.
free as a bird

Utica, NY

#4 Nov 4, 2013
it not the salary teach, its the benes we have to pay to take of your family and you for the rest of your lives. your healthcare and pension needs to be overhauled its breaking the joe some taxpayer. your union is guilt ridding of lies, deceit and thievery...ie... look at risi
torch shamwow house

Utica, NY

#5 Nov 4, 2013
free as a bird wrote:
it not the salary teach, its the benes we have to pay to take of your family and you for the rest of your lives. your healthcare and pension needs to be overhauled its breaking the joe some taxpayer. your union is guilt ridding of lies, deceit and thievery...ie... look at risi
the same troll taking shots at teachers, police and fire. What a dinkis. Guaranteed you are not a taxpayer.

BTW, the pension system was overhauled. It is called Tier 6, dipshit. Those already enrolled prior to it do not fall under those terms. Retard

Blais

Since: Sep 13

Herkimer, NY

#6 Nov 4, 2013
free as a bird wrote:
it not the salary teach, its the benes we have to pay to take of your family and you for the rest of your lives. your healthcare and pension needs to be overhauled its breaking the joe some taxpayer. your union is guilt ridding of lies, deceit and thievery...ie... look at risi
Sorry dude, stop thinking you know something. Not a teach....private sector all my life and my bennies are better than the local teach's. I have never belonged to a union and in terms of lies, deceit, and thievery, the unions are amateurs compared to the banks, insurance companies, credit card companies, Congress, and Wall Street. Don't know or care about Risi because it is not relevant. What is relevant, is that there is no way on earth that slashing salaries, benefits, etc. for anybody, anwhere brings Herkimer more jobs or investment......and that is what you REALLY need. Focus on that and skip the two bit local stuff.
Kung FFOOL

Schenectady, NY

#7 Nov 4, 2013
SSOOO your answer is to pay the MOHAWK COP who is usually ASLEEP????when called for his radio ""checK"" should get the same pay as someone WHO IS AWAKE....DUUH>>>>
Kung FFOOL

Schenectady, NY

#8 Nov 4, 2013
in case you are a MICROSOFT ignorant FOOL wondor troll without a brain??
try htp:www.city feeq .com for your vhf hhf scanner and DOUBLE DOWN on allthe OBAMA dumbsquat bullshiut fed you by the TINKLEGRAM NOT..???
looser FOOL..god get your GUTENBURG uo to date..or use it fur toilet papier..you MUST BE A VALLY GIRL..looser
shamwow

Utica, NY

#9 Nov 5, 2013
torch shamwow house wrote:
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the same troll taking shots at teachers, police and fire. What a dinkis. Guaranteed you are not a taxpayer.
BTW, the pension system was overhauled. It is called Tier 6, dipshit. Those already enrolled prior to it do not fall under those terms. Retard
Blais
suk it coper
kow pile

United States

#10 Nov 5, 2013
the web addres should read WWW.cityfreq.com and is valid for anyplace you need raido scanner info UNLESS you are just afraid to hear what is not around you..no cell traffic or digital BUT WHAT YOU WILL HEAR even then WILL SCARE YOU..do what coward joe biden suggested:::: keep a shotgun near your bed.. the police might just be your most USELSS ENEMY..they cant save themselves MUCH LESS YOUR FREAKING ARSE

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