No. That is a lie perpetrated by the Media and "Economic Think Tanks" who would rather spew anti-police garbage than check their facts.JeepinWeezle";p="56398 said:I have heard that massachusetts is the only state that has details. Is that true? If that is the case then the $$ must be really crap!
You are correct about the pay amount. That would be a top step P-3 after about 6 or 7 years. The overtime isn't as forthcoming as it used to be. Just like most other cities around the country, LA is also strapped for cash.j809";p="56407 said:YEah but in LA the top step for patrol officer is around $75K with lots of overtime stemming from arrests and extra patrols. And as Bbelicheck said, the media is full of shit, there are numerous states that have police details and the trend around the country is to have details instead of flagmen.
We work a 3 day week, 12 hour day. It's a bit more complicated but that's pretty much it. We work a 28 day deployment period. In those 28 days, you get 15 days off, and work 13 days. You can pretty much pick which days off you want, as long as you don't work more than 5 days in a row. We also get a 45 minute lunch break so that actual shift is 12 hours and 45 minutes, closer to a 13 hour day, and that doesn't count any overtime that you might get!ROBOCOP1982";p="56418 said:"The majority of us are on a 3-12, which would give us plenty of time to work details"
What does that mean? Like days on and off? Just curious
Wow, so that pretty much leaves the officers extra income to "who he knows" or how hooked up the guy is with business owners. That opens up alot of windows that probably shouldnt be opened.Officer Dunngeon";p="56941 said:From what I understand, in other states what we call "details" here, they call it "extra jobs." That means that a private party hires a police officer, but not through the department like they do here, they call the officer directly. They dress in full departmental uniform, but are techinically not working for the city or county during that job.