I’m a police officer in the Bay Area. I’ve worked in the police department for years. I have three kids. I’ve been married over 20 years and I’ve been a police officer for over 30 years. I have a wife and two kids and I’m employed by the San Francisco Police Department.
As a police officer, you would be the first person I would like to have a salary discussion with. And I don’t mean just about police pay. I mean about how hard or easy it is to be a police officer. Its really a tough job. Its not like we all just like to wear our uniforms and drive unmarked cars. Its hard work, and its hard work in a dangerous job.
I understand that some cops still make a good living, but many are not making a whole lot of money. And it really depends on the city you live in. We live in San Fran, so that puts us in the top 10% of SFPD salaries. But you can say the same thing about every job in SF. It is a tough job, and that is why it is so popular in SF.
I want to say that the police in SF are a bit of a culture of their own. We are a very small city, so I don’t think we have a huge local police department. But we have a large police union that represents us (and other large cities) so they pay attention to our needs because we have a lot of people like them. We have some fairly strong policies against unreasonable searches and arrests. And yes, we have cops who make a lot of money.
I would like to start by saying that in SF cops make a decent amount of money. In fact, an average SF cop makes about $110,000 a year. In addition to that they usually have a great deal of flexibility, and that makes for a pretty great working environment. I just asked a cop who works in the SFPD if he thought his salary was reasonable. He replied, “Not really. It’s not like it’s a $10,000 raise or anything like that.
This, of course, is a generalization of cops in the SFPD in general. There are a ton of others who make more in a typical city.
If you are a police officer, you should know that the amount of money you make is influenced by where you work. It’s not uncommon for a cop to make less in a city with a lower median income. One of the reasons that SF is such a great place to work is because of the high pay of SF’s police officers. In addition, a lot of the city’s police departments also have their own divisions, or departments, which make up the core of the department.
This is not to say that the SF police are bad. They are far from it. The SFPD was one of the first departments in the country to adopt a new policy that required applicants to take a criminal background test. In addition, a lot of the departments also have their own SWAT team. In fact, SF even has SWAT teams within its own Department of Public Safety.
In other words, SF has a cop for every problem. Of course, this means that SFPD can hire more cops, but it also means that the SFPD is hiring more cops to do the same jobs the police deal with everyday. This is both good and bad. It’s good because SFPD needs to replace cops that are losing their jobs.
In the movie “Jurassic Park”, it was revealed that the police chief of a small town in Tennessee was so rich that he bought a police helicopter that had the power to fly over any town, the police chief could hire a cop to do his job for him. The chief, who was a man of the people, was so wealthy that he couldn’t be replaced. So the only way to replace him was to hire a cop to do his job for him.