I do feel that members of the police force do deserve to be well paid for the ever increasing danger they have to face in this career. Things seem to escalate so highly out of control,in such a rapid manner these days,that It is a very risky occupation;far more than it ever used to be.I think that many police are extremely under-appreciated.
I agree with Gia, they should be on par with nurses and teachers and other jobs of the like, I do also think however nurses and teachers should be paid more than they are - I do understand it's not all that easy to though.
Yes I do. Have worked in the WA Police Department in an Admin position for quite a few years in the past and seen first hand the stress they endure....also the publicity they get is always about unfortunate incidents...there are many more good ones and things they do which are not heard about...typical in any job though, you only tend to hear about your errors!
I think it would be of great help to them if they were paid much more.
Somehow....it would say ''you are well worth this for what you do''!
Quite true some are and can be not very nice people....that's in a lot of jobs.
I think given what they have to deal with, on a day to day basis could be half the problem.
One of my best friends was in the P.F. ten yrs ago...
He is totally amazing as a human being, and I have to also say....they don't stay as long in the force, as they use too.
YES! pay them I say more, but even a tad more on top.
After all......they go to work, not knowing 'if' they will go home that night.
The risk is huge, and what a job to have.
You could not pay me enough to be one.
I suppose that would depend on how high is highly..... but it is a job that I would not want to do but am very grateful that someone else does! So it certainly should be a reasonable wage and extra danger money for those who face the really nasty situations.
However, it is all paid from public funds which are stretched already, so goodness only knows where extra money could be found to provide adequate remuneration to the police. Only by taking it away from someone else equally necessary I fear.
you have good cop and bad ones too, no i don't believe they are to be highly paid i believe the money should be equal amongst the others who are not been paid and those who are not getting much to feed their household
They shouldn't be 'highly' paid the same as an Airline Pilot, but they should get a 'decent enough' wage, so possibly 'backhanders' don't come into play.
Their training should be increased, to cover the 'criminality' scenarios' with which they've to deal with in this day & age. And this should be ongoing throughout their careers, up to & including Commissioner.