Does it make sense for a law enforcement manager to intentionally make life harder on his troops? I think not! Are rules/policies from previous administrations hurting your men? Can these policies easily be changed? Be a pioneer look after your men and women in uniform and perhaps boost morale. Penny-pinchers often pay more later getting themselves out of a jam that could have easily been avoided with some common sense.
Pros: No shift briefing at beginning or ending of your tour of duty. Mobile computer terminal (MCT) software Sungard OSSI MCT is very user friendly. Court dates are mostly once a month and usually scheduled while you are working. Union P25 digital 800 Mhz. trunked radio system works nicely same is piggy backed to Charlotte. GPS in all cars. Email and Internet in cars equipped with an MCT.
Cons: Meal breaks are not paid. There is no on call pay. Patrol officers that reside outside the county are SOL when it comes to a take home car. Drive time from patrol zone to residence and vice versa is not compensated within your jurisdiction WHILE ON DUTY. County owned cell phones are all recorded. Compensatory time for all training. No minimum allowance if called in on day off. Low pay, looks good on paper but not in your pocket. Glock 21 issued weapon. GPS in all cars. Pay day every 2 weeks. High turn over rate same is a revolving door.