Date: July 11th, 2012 7:48 AM
NYPD first; make captain; retire after 20 years with a 100k+ pension.
Then, join Port Authority cops as a captain making $150k/year http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/papd_pain_in_brass_6N56t74S2sWVb5GUssJExJ#ixzz20E0NSOtM
I'll be making 250k+ year in no time
For the first time ever, desperate Port Authority officials are being forced to hire top police commanders from outside the department — because the lower-ranking officers are refusing to apply, The Post has learned.
The PA plans to post ads today seeking candidates for captains, deputy inspectors and inspectors.
Salaries start at $153,540.
“It will be an expedited process,” said one source.
“We’re looking for five to 10 captains first. It may take a month to six weeks.”
The department’s approximately 80 lieutenants are turning up their noses at the bigger jobs for two reasons:
* All of them now have civil-service protection, and many earn more than $200,000 annually with overtime. Higher-ranking officers don’t make OT and can be fired at will.
* The benefits package for captains and higher ranks was slashed in May — which effectively cut their salaries by tens of thousands of dollars annually.
“It was a betrayal of what was promised when they took the job,’’ said a police official.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police will help the PA’s recruiting effort.
It’s expected that candidates for the top jobs will include retired PAPD supervisors and police commanders serving in suburban departments.
Qualified applicants who have been retired for less than five years will be able to take a shortened course at the PA Police Academy before being sworn in.
Those looking to apply must have a BA in criminal justice, law, social science or related fields, with at least 10 years’ experience in law enforcement.
Jeff Baumbach, president of the PAPD lieutenants union, said, “This is a very unique police department and I don’t necessarily think experience in other departments will carry over.’’
He said his members would be happy to be promoted if “they didn’t have to worry about losing their job without worrying about which way the wind was blowing.’’
He also complained that the pay package for captains and up is not competitive, given the added responsibilities they have.
Among the qualifications mentioned in the ad are “strong leadership, command and communication skills.”
The candidates also need “labor-relations experience” and “a demonstrated, successful record of commanding a police unit.”
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/papd_pain_in_brass_6N56t74S2sWVb5GUssJExJ#ixzz20JWAHilg