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NCJ Number: 78868 Find in a Library
Title: Recent National Trends in Police Salaries, Benefits, Personnel and Issues in Communities Over 10,000 Population - A Report to the Delaware Police Chiefs' Council
Author(s): D S Kuennen
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This summary report presents an overview of police benefits for 1978, with emphasis on communities with a population of over 10,000.
Abstract: Aspects of a comprehensive police personnel program designed to establish and maintain a superior police force incude a position classification plan, a compensation plan, recruitment and selection of employees on a competitive merit basis for entrance into service, inservice training, a program for promotion based on demonstrated merit, an equitable system of evaluating job performance, and the regulation of such conditions of service as vacations and sick leave. Other aspects are an effective program of employee relations, including a grievance procedure; provision of effective machinery for maintaining discipline in the department; and a sound retirement system. Basic police issues include such items as base rates of pay and cost of living provisions, shift differential pay, longevity pay, overtime pay, pay for work performed outside the job classification, paid court time, allowances for uniform replacement and cleaning and for equipment and hardware, education bonus pay and cost reimbursement, and increased pension benefits and severance pay. Other summaries in the report discuss labor negotiation issues, such as compulsory arbitration and unemployment compensation; and manpower, compensation, and expenditures for police in U.S. municipalities of 10,000 and over in population; productivity and cost control; firearms policy; and other salary and benefit concerns. Tables are included.
Index Term(s): Career development; Educational benefits; Employee grievances; Fringe benefits; Municipal police; Pay rates; Personnel evaluation; Personnel promotion; Personnel selection; Professional in-service education; Proficiency pay; Retirement and pensions
Note: This report is a summary of various publications of the International City Management Association.
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