Guest wrote: Guest wrote:
In Florida, the Althea Police Department pays $8.89 an hour (18k) and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
pays $9.61 an hour (20k). They also offer excellent retirement packages. Welcome to Florida!
How do you know how much money they make?
All payscales of all LE agencies in Florida are listed at the FDLE website, to include state agencies, police departments and sheriffs offices. You just have to know where to look.
Guest wrote:Your time is coming. Better start trying to figure out where you are going to work. Not much call for traffic cops/ ticket writers in the real world. You need real experience that which most of us do not have. Good Luck.
A guy from SPD got injured on the job after 17 years, so he was forced to retire. He had experience as a detective (CID and narcotics), but he didn't have a college degree, so he couldn't find suitable employment anywhere (for a good job). Everybody wanted him to have a Bachelors degree to go into management positions. When no one would hire him, he finally gave up and started his own business and now he's making bookoo bucks. He's very successful. $$$
Being a cop in a low crime high paying county has been very good to me. Just look at the comparison of our pay at the FDLE website. I have no complaints about the money. High risk gets .03 each year while civilians only get .016 each year. In the old days, high risk only got .02 each year. For the sake of being responsible to the taxpayers, high risk should probably go back to .02 each year, but that would blow too. Unfortunately, the FRS stopped the COLA for the next 5 years, starting in July of 2012. For the new guys, that blows. If you don't understand these numbers, then you're just a crime fighting rookie, so go look at "sharepoint" and download some stupid crime fighting Intelligence Led Policing Crapolla tips.
We serve because we get paid.