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Looking to see how departments across the Commonwealth are compensating their FTOs.
So far I've heard anything from an hour of OT/comp time per shift, to several hundred per week. My Dept. is currently trying to renegotiate our compensation package for FTOs. We currently get $100/week from the start of the program through the end of the 6 month bid cycle.

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I worked in an agency where FTO's receive an extra 5% just for being an FTO and an agency where FTO's received an extra 5% when they actually have a trainee. Both were common rates for FTO's.
 

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Looking to see how departments across the Commonwealth are compensating their FTOs.
So far I've heard anything from an hour of OT/comp time per shift, to several hundred per week. My Dept. is currently trying to renegotiate our compensation package for FTOs. We currently get $100/week from the start of the program through the end of the 6 month bid cycle.

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My first Department we got 1200 per recruit. My second Department we hardly got a thank you. Now on my last and final (my hometown) Department we get an hour of OT given as comp per training shift to do the paperwork at the end of the shift. I would do it for free because it sucks to be the new guy and someone should be bringing them along the right way.
 

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I worked in an agency where FTO's receive an extra 5% for being an FTO
My department is the same. You have to interview for the spot and compete with many other folks who want the job.
Being an FTO is an important position as it basically forms the civilian into a police officer... preferably a good one, depending on how good the FTO does his/her job. Being an FTO shouldn't be given to just anybody. It's probably one of the most important jobs on the department.
 

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Our dept gives us a really neat FTO pin. I mean, really, who wouldn't do such an important job for that alone?
All kidding aside, it is a demanding and super important job. much respect to those who step up. Been there, done that.
 

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Compensation? Our department's compensation is the extra work you have to do before, during and after your shift, in addition to the fact your patrol is awful boring with someone else driving most of the time.
 

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One hour OT each day and one extra day off (essentially a personal day) for every two weeks worked as an FTO.


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We get 20 bucks a shift. Nothing great, but it's something.

Looking to see how departments across the Commonwealth are compensating their FTOs.
So far I've heard anything from an hour of OT/comp time per shift, to several hundred per week. My Dept. is currently trying to renegotiate our compensation package for FTOs. We currently get $100/week from the start of the program through the end of the 6 month bid cycle.

Thanks & stay safe!
 

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