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What Is Average Salary of a Police Officer in New York?

By    |   Saturday, 18 July 2015 10:29 PM

The average salary of a New York police officer is well above the national average.

Police and sheriff’s patrol officers receive $64,020 a year in New York, LawEnforcementEDU.net reported, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data as of 2010. Detectives and criminal investigators receive $79,520 a year and supervisors earn $90,400 a year.

The average pay of police and sheriff’s patrol officers is $56,810, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Indeed reported the average salary for a police officer in New York is $34,000.

LawEnforcementEDU.net also reported that the beginning salary for the New York City police officers is $44,744. After a few years, however the amount can increase significantly. Having served a department for five years, an officer is paid $69,005, but after five and a half years, they are compensated with $90,829.

Many police officers earn extra money in overtime, but in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is placing a cap on these bonuses at $513 million with plans to decrease it in the future, the New York Daily News reported.

The cap comes after the mayor announced an expansion in the city’s force, adding nearly 1,300 officers to combat the growing rates of crime.

According to the Daily News, there was a 11.6 percent increase in murders and 6.9 percent more shootings during the past year.

The expansion of the force came as a surprise to many as it was announced just days after de Blasio said he would not expand the number of cops.

“There was not, like, a light shone down from the heavens,” the mayor told the Daily News. “But there were some meetings with the commissioner ... where we went from a broader discussion of his vision to a much more detailed one that became very, very compelling to me.”

Three hundred of the new employees will be used in counterterrorism while the rest will be a part of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s new community policing program, which aims at placing officers on the streets instead of a radio car to interact more with the community.

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