I also speculated that the benefits were probably "Cadillac." Well, RTWT, but here's a look at Oakland police compensation and benefits:
- total compensation for an OPD employee averages $162,000 per year
- high end health plan premium paid entirely by the city
- the city pays the entire pension contribution - 9% of salary and overtime
Why Would 80 Police Officers Cost Oakland $100 Million?
Little noticed in the story of the Oakland police layoffs and the city's ensuing crime spree is that less than six years ago Oaktown voters approved a tax specifically to pay for more cops.I find this uncomfortably close to a proposal by the Ingham County Commissioners for additonal taxation to continue rural patrols.