Then you get paid something like $25 an hour to start and the best benefits and retirement anyone could dream of. Not to mention unheard of job security.
Much of the few weeks of training is just blasting away at paper targets on a shooting range. They do make a little time to learn to drive a big car agressively.
We, the taxpayers, are getting ripped off in a big way.
What are we, the taxpayers getting for our money that is paying McCollister's wages? Nobody has even seen him- what has he done to make the city safer/ cleaner in the last few months he's been cashing his fat paychecks.
Perhaps The latest republican "tax activist" could make some suggestions at the next shin-dig at the shilo inn in Beaverton.
This suggestion could be- Force the cops union out Increase the training to 20 weeks, and cut the pay to $15 an hour to start. No firearms for the first year.
It's tragic that people are dying in the street at the hands of those sworn to protect them. I'm ashamed that I am financing this with my tax dollars.
Do not allow this one to go away. At the very least continue to demand that Sery, Macomber and McCollister be fired.
When a police officer proves he is unworthy of our respect, what the hell do we keep paying him for?
Portland police- A lot of former "scofflaws and ne'r do wells" in this town are dutifully signalling 100 feet before a turn. I hope you feel safer now. - Of course, you get to call for backup or use any number of weapons to protect yourselves if a situation gets bad. Your jobs are pretty safe- My concern is for all the cabbies and mail men and plaid pantry clerks who have to deal with angry people all the time without a badge, gun and radio to summon a virtual army within minutes.