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Low-paid Finest ripe for plucking

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Low-paid Finest ripe for plucking

They've come to New York to poach our city's would-be Finest.

 

Dozens of out-of-town police departments will be trying to lure recruits from a job fair at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Thursday by promising far higher starting salaries than the NYPD offers.

 

In Washington, the starting salary for a police officer is $48,715 a year. In Dallas, it is $41,690 - with a $10,000 signing bonus.

 

And in San Jose, it's $70,037, far more than double what NYPD rookies earn.

 

"[New York recruits] really can't understand that a salary could really be that high considering what they're used to," said Officer Llorente Lacap, recruiter for the San Jose Police Department.

 

Full story: nydailynews_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - April 17, 2008

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This is a great tactic to use. NYPD has the nations best trained officers, bar none. It is the biggest city in North America. LA is second with a population of about 4 million. NYC has about 8.5 million. Why not get rookie NYPD cops, and lure them to your agency. They are worth the starting salaries these other agencies are willing to pay.

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Reading the San Jose Police Dept website,mandatory retirement age is 70..there is no maximum age requirement,between 20.5-70 yrs old. I believe NYPD is 35 or a little bit older if you are a vet. 25 yrs of service you get a pension of 70% of your salary.

 

Keep in mind that the cost of living is just as high over there if not more so then in NYC's suburbs.

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Reading the San Jose Police Dept website,mandatory retirement age is 70..there is no maximum age requirement,between 20.5-70 yrs old. I believe NYPD is 35 or a little bit older if you are a vet. 25 yrs of service you get a pension of 70% of your salary.

 

Keep in mind that the cost of living is just as high over there if not more so then in NYC's suburbs.

 

Yeah. Here in Westchester is the prime example. This is one of the wealthiest counties in the USA.

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Yeah. Here in Westchester is the prime example. This is one of the wealthiest counties in the USA.

 

You'd never think that from Yonkers, Mount Vernon or New Rochelle. The entire southern half of Westchester (where most of the population is concentrated) seems to be made up of ex-Bronxites who have progressed a little, not thirty-something white-collar professionals. All the wealth must be in the upper half of the county, which isn't accessible from the Bronx unless you drive a car (or wait an hour or more for Metro-North).

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The same law that applied for all businesses applied also for city agencies. It is the law of supply and demand. If those cities agencies are having problem recruiting people from their home state, they will look for other measures. In this case, they will increase their starting salary to make the job more attractive. If people are not responding then they have no choice to make that offer available in other cities. In increase in demand follows an increase in price, it is the same as day to day trading. Maybe that's what need to happen here in NYC to force NYPD to increase their starting salary. Perhaps, as more NYPD switch over to other agencies, NYPD will do what's necessary.

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You'd never think that from Yonkers, Mount Vernon or New Rochelle. The entire southern half of Westchester (where most of the population is concentrated) seems to be made up of ex-Bronxites who have progressed a little, not thirty-something white-collar professionals. All the wealth must be in the upper half of the county, which isn't accessible from the Bronx unless you drive a car (or wait an hour or more for Metro-North).

 

Yonkers (Southwest side), Mt. Vernon (most of it), and New Rochelle (just that small ghetto part), is a black eye for Westchester. Most of New Rochelle, A small part of Mt. Vernon, and the rest of Yonkers, is well to do - wealthy. It is mostly the area from Hastings, Scarsdale, Larchmont, and Mamaroneck, and northward that is the rich area.

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