5.25.2009

Report: 350 Vancouver cops make over $100,000 a year

http://www.theprovince.com/Business/Report+Vancouver+cops+make+over+year/1626569/story.html
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Almost 350 Vancouver Police Department members were paid more than $100,000 in 2008, a new report has found. [Crisis?! What crisis?]
And two unidentified regular VPD members earned roughly $225,000 each, the report by researcher Daniel Fontaine states.
That’s in contrast to Premier Gordon Campbell’s $175,000 pay cheque, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s $135,000 and most provincial court judges.
A veteran constable is entitled to $89,900 regular pay per year.
“Some policemen are making far in excess of any elected official,” said Fontaine, a one-time aid to former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan who obtained his figures through a freedom of information request. Fontaine said overtime is endemic in the Vancouver force and overtime perks are even used to entice new prospects onto the force.
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