posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 12:15 PM
I am a PoliceOne member. I am an active LEO and support the 2nd. I encourage citizens to arm up all the time. We need your help and you have every
right to protect yourself.
As far as pensions go, while yes in certain big city/state agencies (NYPD, CPD, CHP) you can earn quite a large pension. However at an average
department in the country the pensions aren't the greatest unless you are high up command staff. There are obviously more regular patrol officers than
For example I work in a city department with a population of over 100,000 people. The maximum I can earn as a patrol officer after 20 years is
$50,000. My retirement is 75% of my highest salary with NO COLA. I also have to pay 100% of my insurance. Not that great. Especially since I have not
seen a raise in over 4 years (I know everyone is in the same boat). What this means is that most likely I will never max out in my salary. Unless I
see a retro raise of 4+ years I will probably retire at 75% of $42,000.
That being said it is a defined benefit and can last my whole life. So for what I put in I get much more back. That being said I and most of my
coworkers realize that this type of retirement is unsustainable. That is too much burden for the tax paying public (including myself) to sustain and
is not fair.
In conclusion to think that a majority of LEO would confiscate guns or imprison citizens to save their "sweet" pensions is simply not true. However
that is my opinion. I may be wrong or I may be right. What I do know is that I won't participate in unconstitutional orders. That is fact. I won't
risk my morals or my life for a measley $39,000 a year.
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