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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

Police can do good, but they are ridiculously overpaid. Why?

Update:

the average starting  police officer earns more per year than the average  starting UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR 

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    They work lots of overtime, special events.

    Source(s): Know some policemen
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Police are not overpaid. You must be including  bribe money or something. 1/3 of the cops in my city were laid  off in 2016. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because they are wanting to do a good job.

  • Troy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The police are not overpaid. Part of the reason they can't recruit more talent. They rely entirely on recruiting young men that want to be a cop for the prestige and social status. Good luck with that system in your cities. Still get good recruits in rural Kansas areas or South Dakota, but I would hate to see who is applying to make 35k and have **** and urine thrown on them then maybe go to prison or die. It would take quite a motivation in the hopes of working their way up to 52k someday.

    How would you like to be HR for the police dept in New York City or even Kansas City right now. Convincing someone talented enough to do anything else to choose police work for a lower middle class income.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They're not ridiculously overpaid, their starting salary is a pittance for the jeopardy they face each day - putting their lives on the line to protect and serve our communities.  

    However, in the future, they will need to be paid ridiculous salaries in order to get anyone to join law enforcement.  DiBlasio and other crazy democrats have made their jobs so much harder by NOT having their backs.  The Dem's have demeaned them and allowed people to disrespect them - to the point that no one will want to do that job.

  • 1 month ago

    Well if you were putting your life on the line everyday wouldn't you want money for it, some of these police officers leave behind a family unexpectedly and the money is probably what supports the family they leave behind etc.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    they fight dangerous people and run in the direction of danger, while you run in the opposite direction.

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