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Old 11-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #46
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Again a case of the right not letting facts interfear with a good lie.
The paper reported what was told to them by a worker for the company or maybe someone they thought worked for the company. Their own web page has a link showing that the story is not true. Now its you not letting the facts get in your way.
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Think tank calls Las Vegas police pay 'inflated' - Yahoo! News

these f u c king crooks. this is why these state labor unions should be outlawed.

take 2 seconds and read:

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A conservative think tank released a study Tuesday that it said shows Las Vegas police employee salaries are inflated, and called for state lawmakers to ban the use of taxpayer money to pay police officers doing union business.

The Nevada Policy Research Institute posted the annual survey on its website, TransparentNevada.com, and released a statement blaming the police officers' union for departmental budget problems.

"Even a casual glance ... shows that excessive salaries are behind Metro's budget difficulties," NPRI President Andy Matthews said. He said departmental-paid union leave time accounts for $1.8 million of the department's nearly $503 million budget.

Las Vegas Police Protective Association and Las Vegas police officials didn't immediately respond to messages.

The release of salary information comes with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, the elected head Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, asking the state Legislature to authorize a quarter-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2004 to hire more officers.

Gillespie has pointed to a drop in property tax revenues since the Great Recession and sought flexibility to address what he called a "structural deficit" in his department budget.

Clark County and cities have supported the call for the quarter-cent tax hike. State lawmakers have the final word.

Matthews said the Legislature should reject the tax hike and instead ban policies allowing for paid union leave time.

"Giving them flexibility won't result in more officers on the street," he said in an interview. He said the money would instead go toward "already bloated salaries."

An NPRI statement said Las Vegas police in 2012 were some of the highest compensated employees in southern Nevada, with 149 people taking home more than $200,000 in total compensation. One lieutenant received $354,000, an assistant sheriff received more than $294,000 and one captain received more than $585,000 in total earnings, according to the survey.

"These inflated salaries are the result of collective bargaining laws that favor politically powerful labor unions over the needs of taxpayers," Matthews said. He called the salaries "unsustainable."

Las Vegas police ended 2012 with 4,940 employees, including 2,549 sworn police officers, 764 corrections officers and 1,627 civilian workers. The number of police officers peaked earlier at almost 2,750, according to departmental figures.

The regional police agency covers a sprawling area almost the size of New Jersey that is home to 2 million residents and draws nearly 40 million visitors a year.





whether your republican or dem....just use common sense to see if this fair or right. They are robbing their community and state.
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Think tank calls Las Vegas police pay 'inflated' - Yahoo! News

these f u c king crooks. this is why these state labor unions should be outlawed.

take 2 seconds and read:

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A conservative think tank released a study Tuesday that it said shows Las Vegas police employee salaries are inflated, and called for state lawmakers to ban the use of taxpayer money to pay police officers doing union business.

The Nevada Policy Research Institute posted the annual survey on its website, TransparentNevada.com, and released a statement blaming the police officers' union for departmental budget problems.

"Even a casual glance ... shows that excessive salaries are behind Metro's budget difficulties," NPRI President Andy Matthews said. He said departmental-paid union leave time accounts for $1.8 million of the department's nearly $503 million budget.

Las Vegas Police Protective Association and Las Vegas police officials didn't immediately respond to messages.

The release of salary information comes with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, the elected head Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, asking the state Legislature to authorize a quarter-cent sales tax increase approved by voters in 2004 to hire more officers.

Gillespie has pointed to a drop in property tax revenues since the Great Recession and sought flexibility to address what he called a "structural deficit" in his department budget.

Clark County and cities have supported the call for the quarter-cent tax hike. State lawmakers have the final word.

Matthews said the Legislature should reject the tax hike and instead ban policies allowing for paid union leave time.

"Giving them flexibility won't result in more officers on the street," he said in an interview. He said the money would instead go toward "already bloated salaries."

An NPRI statement said Las Vegas police in 2012 were some of the highest compensated employees in southern Nevada, with 149 people taking home more than $200,000 in total compensation. One lieutenant received $354,000, an assistant sheriff received more than $294,000 and one captain received more than $585,000 in total earnings, according to the survey.

"These inflated salaries are the result of collective bargaining laws that favor politically powerful labor unions over the needs of taxpayers," Matthews said. He called the salaries "unsustainable."

Las Vegas police ended 2012 with 4,940 employees, including 2,549 sworn police officers, 764 corrections officers and 1,627 civilian workers. The number of police officers peaked earlier at almost 2,750, according to departmental figures.

The regional police agency covers a sprawling area almost the size of New Jersey that is home to 2 million residents and draws nearly 40 million visitors a year.





whether your republican or dem....just use common sense to see if this fair or right. They are robbing their community and state.

There will be more and more of these stories as states have to start finding things to cut. It hasn't been an issue when times are good and flys under the radar. The mayors of Las Vegas have been Dems who are in bed with the unions. I personally don't blame the cops for getting what they can.
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regardless of Dems or Reps, or the obvious ...Is this right? Is it fair?

It should be an overwhelming no. The people and state of Nevada should be outraged. People need to start looking in their own communities and they will find similar stories about the ridiculous ways their tax money is spent.
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you ready to hold a pistol every day? you ready to possibly die every day at your job? dont begrudge those guys anything
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Those numbers seem way too high. The 'total compensation' part is what bothers me. What is included in total compensation? Could it be $$ doled out in medical care? Expensive, but mandated, training? I don't imagine a police officer making upper 200K a year in salary.
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you ready to hold a pistol every day? you ready to possibly die every day at your job? dont begrudge those guys anything
That's total and utter crap. Raping their community of hard earned money. The system is broke if a police officer is make over 200K, even a captain. Its rediculous
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Those numbers seem way too high. The 'total compensation' part is what bothers me. What is included in total compensation? Could it be $$ doled out in medical care? Expensive, but mandated, training? I don't imagine a police officer making upper 200K a year in salary.
I believe a significant chunk of "total compensation" is overtime. I am sure there are other factors, but cops can (and do) rack up a lot of excess hours at time and half or higher.
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you ready to hold a pistol every day? you ready to possibly die every day at your job? dont begrudge those guys anything
You talking unions, cops or both?
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Those numbers seem way too high. The 'total compensation' part is what bothers me. What is included in total compensation? Could it be $$ doled out in medical care? Expensive, but mandated, training? I don't imagine a police officer making upper 200K a year in salary.
My understaning of total compinsation would be pay plus benefits. Training would not be considered compensation.
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A quick serch and here is the cops pay in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Metro Police Employees Salary Database |
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I believe a significant chunk of "total compensation" is overtime. I am sure there are other factors, but cops can (and do) rack up a lot of excess hours at time and half or higher.
Yeah your probably right. Over time is a f8cking racket in the police departments.




Anybody remember The Wire second season where the old timers would sit around and play cards while on duty and when they got switched to the new area they did the same thing and when asked any concerns the one guy said laughing "who approves the over time?" Its a joke to them because their robbing mutherf*cker their suppose to be protecting and serving.
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