Less than 50K starting
100K and up
Everyone else in Alabama:
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
I would say it depends on the city they are serving in. The cost of living and the crime rate for that city should be taken into account when considering police salary.
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The cop will be there to help you if he's fast enough, but I think when it comes down to life-or-death scenarios, people would rather have a gun than a telephone.
the entry cost to be a cop are very low compared to say engineers, doctors, lawyers (as an attorney I note there are way too many attorneys in the USA and way too many law schools). that is why those occupations don't pay all that highly.
I feel they should start around 50-60K and depending on the state they live in? It should go up from there. I mean these cops working in big crime infested city and states? Should get more. Their pay should somewhat reflect the dangers of their jobs even thought it is a job they made a personal choice to do.
Example: copper working the streets of NY city should make more than some cop working in small low rate crime city.
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