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Police dominate list of top earners in Saratoga Springs

Chief: Overtime driven by staffing concerns

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Seven of the highest-paid Saratoga Springs employees are police officers while the top earner, Bradley Birge, is the city’s administrator of planning and economic development. City police Chief Christopher Cole said the reason his police officers are generating so much overtime is because his department is short-staffed. Three years ago there were 72 city police officers. Today there are 54, he said. In the past year the police department has seen five retirements, three people ...

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