I just noticed that my arresting officer is paid $123,000 yearly. I thought this was way too much, but I'm sure many would disagree.
Given that law enforcement is the role of government, this issue is best decided by the taxpayers and not the market.
I believe cops should be generously paid, but not more than 100k a year. The arresting officer was a low-level grunt and not a supervisor or a lieutenant.
In my opinion, cops should start out at somewhere around 50-60K a year and from there, the salary should increase. 123K a year is something a lieutenant, in my opinion, could be making. But not your average field officer. What are your thoughts?
This is just concerning their pay. Their pensions and benefits are an entirely different matter.