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Overtime makes cops top earners for 2012

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The city’s top earner in 2012 worked an average of about 68 hours a week, every week last year, according to city salary records. Taking that top spot was city police Lt. Mark McCracken, who also serves as the department’s public information officer. In 2012, McCracken earned gross pay of $171,423, which included $89,752 in overtime, records show. The overtime works out to an average of 28 hours a week, each week of the year. ...


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reader1
January 8, 2013
12:42 a.m.

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This is also impacted by police contractual raises and being short staffed.

And, in every year in which overtime budgets are exceeded - salary expenditures are under budget.

birmy
January 8, 2013
6:58 a.m.

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Do teachers make more money than cops? Is it close?

wmarincic
January 8, 2013
7:16 a.m.

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Mezz3131 called it a couple days ago when he told Ms. Moore that they would be beating another dead horse...Well here it is. They can't go a day without turning the unwashed and ignorant against the police.

newyorker65
January 8, 2013
8:39 a.m.

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You can't have it both ways... you can't demand more police protection and then cut the funding for more police officers! I think we need more officers and maybe if we hired more we could eliminate some of the overtime. For "birmy" who asked if teachers make more money than cops... well... duh... of course they do because they only work 9 months a year compared to the 12 months a year police officers work.

reader1
January 8, 2013
8:47 a.m.

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During econonomic hard times, including high taxes = burdened taxpayers, I can understand why this is newsworthy. But, it is important to understand all the factors that led to these salaries.

kmiac
January 10, 2013
7:08 p.m.

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These men and women who risk their lives, everyday, diserve to make what they have and much more!! They are at least working for what they have. Maybe ny should take a look st all the capable individuals who are not working, but instead collecting benefits complaining about what others take home. That is where you are going to save, and that will never happen. So expect these individuals to continue their illegal activities, their fradulent collections; let the police and firemen do their jobs (and i know this may sound rediculious....) PAY THEM FOR IT!

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