here. I'm not sure what portion, if any, of their cash compensation goes toward benefits, but my guess is some does. As for the police salary figure, I didn't use any specific source other than my recollection from reading articles in my local newspaper. However, you can do the math if you want:
Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story ... - Google BooksThe annual salary for the Mississippi Highway Patrol is $3000 to $4000 higher than many surrounding departments, drawing in a large number of recruits.... Highway patrolmen are required to attend an 18 to 20 week academy, during which the average salary is approximately $14,000. New Highway Patrol recruits are paid a reduced salary due to the fact that they are provided with food and housing during their stint in the academy. Once they complete their training and become full-fledged patrolman, the salary is increased to approximately $34,000 to $38,000, depending on education and prior experience. Officers with advanced degrees such as Bachelor's or Master's degrees are paid slightly more, as are officers who have had prior law enforcement experience.
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