News Toms River, NJ police captain earns $200,000 a year

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Asbury Park Press has run a series of articles about the NJ property tax crisis. I agree that being a cop in NYC is a tough and sometimes dangerous job, but isn't Toms River where for most part your dealing with people like Artie and Robin. This is a snowball effect where one township's police force see what others are earning in the state and want the same. This captain earns more than the US Attorney General.

    One Toms River police captain will be paid nearly $200,000 this year.

    That’s almost as much as New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton’s $214,400 salary.

    Add in pension and health benefits, and the grand total hits $237,700.

    When two other captains with the same package are included, Toms River taxpayers will pay $713,300 for just three officers, according to the township’s business administrator. That’s just for one year. In one of 565 towns in the state.

    Toms River’s violent crime rate is seven times lower than New York City’s, yet a veteran Toms River patrol officer is paid up to 60 percent more. The township of about 91,500 residents has some 255 full- and part-time police employees.

    In neighboring Manchester, a sleepy retirement community where the median age is 65 and violent crime is rare, patrol officers can make up to $126,000. New York cops earn a base salary of $76,500 after 5 1/2 years.

    By further contrast, U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch makes $199,700 to head the U.S. Department of Justice, which has more than 110,000 staffers, including the FBI.

    Police salaries in New Jersey, on average, are the highest in the nation. Moreover, each municipal force has its own command-and-control structure: a police chief, subordinates, patrol officers, and the civilian staff and equipment to support it. The 27,000 police officers at all levels of government account for $2.6 billion in salaries each year, for an average pay of $95,400, a Gannett New Jersey analysis of pension data show.

    Of those officers, 13,000 were paid a base salary of more than $100,000 last year, Gannett found. That’s a total of $1.6 billion, before overtime and benefits are added in. Twenty-two officers were paid more than $200,000, for a total of $4.7 million.

    “Given the economic realities, these kinds of costs (in New Jersey) cannot be sustained or aren’t going to be sustainable,” said Jerry Cantrell of Randolph, president of the New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance, a nonprofit pushing for tax reform.

    High local salaries are emblematic of police costs throughout New Jersey, where most towns have their own police forces.

    Police salaries are a key part of the state’s highest-in-the-nation average property tax bill of $8,200, which business, civic and other leaders say weighs like an anvil on the state’s economy.
     
  2. MrWarmth

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    Whens the last time you heard of a mass shooting in Toms River? :coffee:
     
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    ...and then add in paying him his pension after he retires and its an even longer period of time the tax payers will be paying for him living like a king when he retires and then moves to someplace where the cost of living is less and there is no state tax on his pension. :jj:
     
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    big gub is not here for you, its here for them, they take from you. .wake up people, take your government back
     
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    With schools and police fire taxes are out of control in NJ, in Florida with homestead some people pay $5 a year in taxes or less.

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    $3.60 a year in taxes for this home found on public records :dadance:

    In NJ my father is paying $500 a month or so for a home that is valued at $100K :pissed:
     
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    the paper doesn't mention where the bulk of the taxes are going to. if they did people would be far more upset. more than 25% of their property taxes comes off the top and goes to support a school system in another county. NJ school taxes are redirected by state law to support less affluent school districts, so if you pay $10k in property taxes, $2500 immediately goes to a school system in a poorer town. You and your kids, and your neighbors' kids see no benefit of that tax money at all.

    sure the cops are paid way too much in NJ towns but that is a local govt decision - if the people think it is too much vote in a new town govt and mayor as they determine the local police budgets. if people want their tax money supporting their own school system they are shit out of luck.
     
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    I've read plenty of stories about police force costs driving plenty of communities to the financial cliff

    and they're often an untouchable group--you question it all and you don't want safe communities--don't appreciate their sacrifice--you're some hippy blacklivessupposedlymatter type

    it's a good racket man
     
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    I wish my taxes were $500 a month in NJ.
     
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    $200K sounds like a very nice number but when you factor in the crushing taxes of the Tri-State area and the high cost of living, not to mention the 40% that goes into Obama & Co.'s pocket before you even see your check, it's really not that much money. I'll bet you could live better earning $75K in South Carolina or Kentucky than $200K in Tom's River, NJ.
     
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    it depends upon what you like: people do not live in the NYC area because we are forced to. we do it because we like what we have here more than anything they have in those other places.
     
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    out of control big gub on every level and god forbid, any cuts and you will pay. its like during the last gub shutdown, ol prez cuntface decided to make the people feel it fast instead of being a leader and making due for the short shut down, he accelerated the pain by closing the mall of Washington down to tourists for the first time in the history of gub shutdowns...you cant look at our memorials.....he is such a petty dickhead fuckface loser. no leader of any sort does that. fuck him & big bloated shitty gub. they just perpetuate their own for more and more of your money. I cant wait until those pensions have to be cut....
     
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    NJ does not have a big govt. they are 21 pretty much autonomous counties, each with their own rules.
     
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    da bestest pizza ...... its da watah
     
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    that's big redundant gub dumbass....all those admin fees, everyone has a chief and his higher ups, all the back office support, that's big redundant gub...wise the fuck up
     
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    been there; done that. you're wrong.
     
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    oh jfc...ya, all those entities are so fucking efficient, that's why taxes are so wonderful in joisey...
    duhhhhhhhhh, you're wrong..............duhhhhhhhhhhhh:rolleyes:
    you're officially banned from talking taxes with me...damn:banghead:
     
  17. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    In one famous case a guy there murdered his wife. That was pretty bad.
     
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    sylvester stallone made a movie about this nonsense...
    it's funny how the law enforcers and politicians are the biggest lying thieves there is..
    they learned to play the game and rape it for all it's worth then get their children on the payroll ala the Bush/Clinton dynastys.
     
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    bush/Clinton aint shit...., its all the congress paying their family members on staff, its all a fucken racket..for life.
     
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    100% Absolutely Correct. I can't agree with you more.
     
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