NY State Trooper Salary $77,218 per year

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Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
NY State Troopers start (out of the Academy) at $77,218/yr + overtime + special assignment pay.

Weeks after state police troopers padded Gov Paterson's campaign war chest with a $25,000 contribution, the governor is awarding the troopers a 14% pay raise over four years.

You can see why our state is in serious fiscal trouble.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 

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Compared to Rochester Police Dept compensation:

$36,900 starting (pay + benefits)
$52,900 (after 8 months)
$66,200 (after 44 months)
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 

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I was informed that the real numbers for NYSP are:

Effective April 1, 2010

$50,374 - Starting salary (Academy training)
$66,905 - Upon graduation from the Academy
$71,261 - After 12 months
$84,739 - After five years

Keep in mind that this is for the cop on patrol, not supervisors (Sgt earn over $100K/yr), investigators in the high $90K range.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
You may compete in the promotional process for the middle management rank of Lieutenant after serving 2 years as a Sergeant. Base starting salary:$119,365
All salaries do not include: longevity compensation; hazardous duty compensation; command pay; expanded duty pay; maintenance pay, holiday pay; expertise pay; overtime; or additional location compensation for NYC and: Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
But California blows NYSP pay away.

CHP salary and benefits goes to $8,512/month = 102,144/yr, making them the highest paid in the United States.

Another state in serious financial peril.
andycapp

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Jun 25, 2010
 
With all the money and banifits that the Troopers get to write traffic tickets and accident reports (about 75% of the time the spend on the road). The Troopers Benevolent Association spends about 1 million dollars a tear to cold call residents in NYS to get donations for them in case one of them dies on the job. With all the insurance and death benefits the state offers is that really needed? Another group of Cops that we just don't need around.

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Jun 25, 2010
 
I have always wondered why each county needs their own police force and then a town wants their own when all we really need are state troopers patrolling all of NYState like they do now and would be working out of all the counties an treated like substations all over the state, No need to triple and duadruple up on police in NYState. Have one centralized police force with a civilian review board (Internal Affairs) to police the police that has the power to punish the outlaw cops for crimes against the people they are supposed to be protecting! One force that is above becoming crooks..
Rhonda

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I think the RPD should be paid less then a Pizza Delivery Guy, just at least the Pizza guy can get to my house with-in 30 minutes, and he doesn't have to bring all his friends with him because he is scared.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
andycapp wrote:
The Troopers Benevolent Association spends about 1 million dollars a tear to cold call residents in NYS to get donations for them in case one of them dies on the job. With all the insurance and death benefits the state offers is that really needed? Another group of Cops that we just don't need around.
The phone solicitors that call you to raise money, unfortunately for the contributor (you), take 50% of what they raise for the company -- thus the hard sell tactics.

I was actually pulled out of meeting by my secy to take an urgent call "from the State Police." I was ripped when I discovered it was from phone bank raising money.

They will do wherever it takes to extort money from you... but just keep in mind they're keeping half -- some national groups take a 60/40 split. Dialing for dollars.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Rhonda wrote:
I think the RPD should be paid less then a Pizza Delivery Guy, just at least the Pizza guy can get to my house with-in 30 minutes, and he doesn't have to bring all his friends with him because he is scared.
Now that's funny - and sadly accurate. Maybe I owe you an apology.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
scorpio3 wrote:
I have always wondered why each county needs their own police force and then a town wants their own when all we really need are state troopers patrolling all of NYState like they do now and would be working out of all the counties an treated like substations all over the state, No need to triple and duadruple up on police in NYState. Have one centralized police force with a civilian review board (Internal Affairs) to police the police that has the power to punish the outlaw cops for crimes against the people they are supposed to be protecting! One force that is above becoming crooks..
It is politics at its finest, building huge bureaucracies (that guarantee jobs and retirement), spending truckloads of money on personnel, benefits, equipment, utilities and real estate.

I couldn't agree more with you excellent comment. Look at the local towns (Brighton as a perfect example) that pay their officers much better than the City or County. It is time for a metro police force, at least.

And you know the old joke: Man calls 9-1-1 to report the house next door is being burglarized... and the dispatcher says "Get his badge number and will arrest him when he comes in".

Ok, cheap shot, but I just thought of it.
Walter

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In New Jersey, statewide, the average municipal police officer earned a base salary of $82,691 in 2009 $15,000 to $20,000 more than the average public school teacher, according to a detailed analysis of compensation data by The Record (NJ).

The Record considered both jobs equally hazardous... but went on to say that a teacher almost always was required to have a Master's degree within 2-4 years of employment. Police officers were trained by their departments for 15 to 30 weeks (while being payed), depending on the department.

About one in five police officers in New Jersey earned at least $100,000.
andycapp

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Walter wrote:
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It is politics at its finest, building huge bureaucracies (that guarantee jobs and retirement), spending truckloads of money on personnel, benefits, equipment, utilities and real estate.
I couldn't agree more with you excellent comment. Look at the local towns (Brighton as a perfect example) that pay their officers much better than the City or County. It is time for a metro police force, at least.
And you know the old joke: Man calls 9-1-1 to report the house next door is being burglarized... and the dispatcher says "Get his badge number and will arrest him when he comes in".
Ok, cheap shot, but I just thought of it.
Well Walter I have been around the block. The way I see it is the following.
The economy is slow. The people with the money are being taxed to death. The Giveaway is going to have to end. Vegas is empty. Disney is slow. Manufacturing is not putting people on. Houses are not being built. Lots of people are out of work because only the very rich are buying. I make OK money I am not poor. I live on the lake. Nice house. I am not spending. I am not doing any work on the house. I cut the lawn. I don;t travel much at all any more. SO I am not going to restaurant and hotels. All the people I know in the world are cutting back and they have money to. SO Tax us more and we spend lees. Less jobs all around. The Democrats just want to give it all away. If the don't they lose their jobs.
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Jun 25, 2010
 
We always need the State Police to come in arrest our local police, like in Greece.

Local police department are nothing but little kids that should only handle traffic violations and misdemeanors, all other crimes including felonies should only be handled by the Troopers.

This way more then 30 percent of the Rochester murders would be solved.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
And they will lose some jobs. Americans are feed up with both parties. I think the U.S. population will demand sweeping change in the next election.

Back on topic - cops are kind of like athlete. They could pay Buffalo Bills stars a lot less, and because they have a limited skill set, they would take it. Cops are the same thing. They want to be cops, and they would accept less to do the same job. Should they be payed more than teachers, social workers, district attorneys or correction guards?

FBI agents (many with a law degree from a decent school) and at least 4 yrs of experience with a local or state police force, earn significantly less to start than state cops. And the State of NY is paying over 4,700 sworn officers ($77K x 4700 =$361 million).

So,$361,000,000 as a minimum for salaries only. Many earn more. Not to mention the 1,400 non-sworn support employees (not included in the calculation). Add all the peripheral stuff (cars, crime labs, real estate, benefits, overtime) and this number is astronomical... for what?

Doesn't seem like a good return on investment for the taxpayer.
Walter

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Fred Thomas wrote:
This way more then 30 percent of the Rochester murders would be solved.
They always solve the homicide on A&E's "Crime 360".

I agree, their track record sucks bigtime. The chances of getting away with murder are higher here than in NYC.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Walter wrote:
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They always solve the homicide on A&E's "Crime 360".
I agree, their track record sucks bigtime. The chances of getting away with murder are higher here than in NYC.


The RPD was on Crime360, and one of the people they arrested on the show and charged, was found NOT guilty in court.
Walter

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Jun 25, 2010
 
Walter wrote:
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The RPD was on Crime360, and one of the people they arrested on the show and charged, was found NOT guilty in court.
I missed that one. I saw the one with the skinny chick and her slightly more experienced partner, where she was very emotional "and just wanted to cry". They arrested a black guy for killing a gay white guy that put the moves on him.
Show sucks... it a 20 minute show that lasts for an hour. One thing I did take away from it is the perps know they should lawyer up fast. RPD must have the worst interrogators on the planet. They really should not be appearing on national TV shows.

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Jun 25, 2010
 
WNYResident wrote:
I think Walter is a racist.
It doesn't matter to me whether or not Walter is a racist!! MOST of what he writes is the truth. And there is no law that says you can't be a racists anyway, I think every white man should own 2-3 blacks, and that is IMHO.. I am not a racist. hahahaahah
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Jun 25, 2010
 
scorpio3 wrote:
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It doesn't matter to me whether or not Walter is a racist!! MOST of what he writes is the truth. And there is no law that says you can't be a racists anyway, I think every white man should own 2-3 blacks, and that is IMHO.. I am not a racist. hahahaahah
You're not a racist just an ignorant fool for your remarks. Walter is a "wanna be" state trooper who has found a topic to blow off on.

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