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Schenectady police OT cuts having impact

Number of hours falls for third year in a row

Schenectady Police Lt. Mark McCracken, right, leads a suspect involved in a stabbing is put into a waiting police cruiser on Jan. 9, 2014. McCracken was the highest paid policeman in Schenectady in 2013.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady Police Lt. Mark McCracken, right, leads a suspect involved in a stabbing is put into a waiting police cruiser on Jan. 9, 2014. McCracken was the highest paid policeman in Schenectady in 2013.
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Last year’s numbers are in, and yet again, police reduced their overtime hours, Chief Brian Kilcullen said. The officers who worked the most averaged 66 hours a week — a far cry from 90 hours a week when overtime peaked in 2008. Kilcullen attributed the change to contract negotiations. A look at the top 10 earners among Schenectady workers (total compensation followed by base pay): • Fire Chief Michael Della Rocco: $164,985 ($140,535) • Police Lt. Mark ...

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