Wage Series Part 4: How Do Your Wages Stack Up: Statewide Commissioned City and County Wage Rankings
By Jim Cline and Kate Kremer
In Part 4 of our on-going Wage Series, we now turn to the rankings of County, Deputy and City Police Officer rankings throughout the State. This series always produces both expected and unexpected information about the relative standing of jurisdictions.
An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose taking away some of the collective bargaining rights that public employee unions now have and almost as many oppose cutting the pay or benefits of those workers, according to a nationwide New York Times/CBS News poll conducted Feb. 24-27.
New York (CNN) -- The number of police officers who have died in the line of duty in 2011 has increased 14 percent nationwide from last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Pension Contribution Rates (Operating Budgets SB 5094 & HB 1087)
Keep the rate levels adopted by the LEOFF 2 Board. These rate levels enable the Board to meet its goals of maintaining the financial integrity of the plan and avoid unaffordable hikes in required payments for plan members, local governments, and the state in future years.
According to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 72 officers were killed by perpetrators in 2011, a 25 percent increase from the previous year and a 75 percent increase from 2008.
The 2011 deaths were the first time that more officers were killed by suspects than car accidents, according to data compiled by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The number was the highest in nearly two decades, excluding those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
You are confronting an armed suspect, no cover available. He faces you, with his gun at his side, pointed at the ground. Your gun is aimed at him and you’re ready to shoot. He ignores your commands to drop his weapon.
Are you justified in pulling the trigger before he makes any move to point his gun at you?
According to conclusions reached by researchers in a unique new reaction-time study, your preemptively shooting under such circumstances may well be considered reasonable by the standards of Graham v. Connor.
On March 27th 2013, John Gately was sworn in as the new President of the Spokane Police Guild. President Gately replaces Ernie Wuthrich, who was the President of the Spokane Police Guild since 2005. The SPG extends a huge "Thank You" to Ernie Wuthrich for his years of dedicated service to its members.
Miracle for Marleigh Fund Raiser
On February 15th, the Spokane Police Guild gave their $500 donation at the "Miracle for Marleigh" fundraiser at Barrister Winery. The event helped to raise $19,500. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this a successful event!