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  •  ...I just googled it... (2+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, dadoodaman

    ...starting entry level Oakland cops make between, $68,000 and $98,000 per year. You get more for swing shift and even more (an additional 8.25%) for night shift (they call it dog shift).

    That's entry level. THEN you get even more pay if you have anything beyond an AA degree (i.e. BA, Masters or Post Grad degrees).

    On top of that you get a lot of overtime pay typically.

    The average entry level cop can make over $100,000 grand per year. They don't let us know what a cop makes after several years on the squad nor what they make once they move up the ladder to higher positions within the force...

    Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

    by paradise50 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 04:58:13 PM PDT

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    •  Actually they do. (1+ / 0-)
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      There is a FOIA spreadsheet that I've seen (and could probably dig up the pointer to) which has the total compensation for every OPD officer.

      I am not exaggerating: the average OPD grunt makes $178,000/yr in total compensation.  The average OPD sergeant makes $225,000 or so.

      •  And yes, overtime is a lot of that. (1+ / 0-)
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        Mostly spent walking behind OO peeps on marches!

        •  Why are you (0+ / 0-)

          bothering with all those facts.

          The legal beagle isn't after facts. She just wants to blow smoke up your butt.

          All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. - Kurt Vonnegut
          It's a very frightening time when something as basic as due process is seen as somehow radical. - John Cusack

          by dadoodaman on Thu May 02, 2013 at 08:01:45 PM PDT

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