Large Pay Raises for State Police Brass

Nearly half a million more dollars are going to the captains and lieutenants in the Connecticut State Police department this fiscal year.

Higher-ups in the State Police Department are slated to get pay raises of up to 56 percent. According to the Associated Press, the deal passed automatically because the state legislature chose not to vote on the contract within 30 days of its filing.

It will be their first raise since 2008. 

In 2011, 56 state troopers . All were officers who recently graduated from the academy.   

The raises will reportedly set the state back $458,000 in the current fiscal year.

Position Old Pay New Pay Captain $82,000-$105,000 $128,000-$136,000 Lieutenant $73,000-$93,000 $113,600-$121,600 
C May 01, 2012 at 01:28 PM
What a joke.
Lori Fogler Nicholson May 01, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Really? I hope this incredible pay raise is based on job performance because if it's not I'd like to see a thorough investigation of the events and policies that led to this sickening misuse of public funds. Why don't we ask the police to forfeit this raise in lieu of our States fiscal maladies? No one says they have to take the raise...right? I would like to see this ball thrown back into their court and the legislators who chose or ignored this deadline put in stocks on the public green. This is disgraceful and yet another example of why CT is no longer a leader but rather a third rate state sitting in the bottom five nationwide. We can't fire the people who did this but we can vote em out in November. Or we can aim for 50th worst State to live in...afterall we're almost there now thanks to our pals in Hartford.Keep up the good work guys.


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