VOLUME 2 OCTOBER 20,
NUMBER 2 PUBLISHED WHENEVER IT SEEMS NECESSARY BY CLARENCE M. STAFFORD, FOR TWENTY YEARS 1952
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Sec. 34.66 P. L. & R.
U. S. POSTAGE
Permit No. 669
POLICE AMENDMENT #3 CONSISTS OF REORGANIZATION
AND PAY ADJUSTMENT
1. Reorganization to streamline classifications and ranks under civil service.
2. Provides for policewomen for specialized jobs that cannot be handled by men.
Juvenile and female supervision, handling women.
3. Secretary of Police Department, job presently handled by Custodian.
4. Lieutenants—needed for proper chain of command, all police departments of our
size have this rank—would streamline.
5. No other changes in the classification schedule.
Small increase of 2% for recruits and up to
10% after years of service. Provides pay incentive for years of service.
Proportionate increases for other grades.
Your policeman is working a 48-hour work
week on a three shift basis day and night with
no overtime. Sundays and holidays are part
of their work week. Your policeman accepts
this work week because of the difficulty of recruiting and holding qualified personnel.
There has been 27 resignations in 1952 to date
because of wage and working conditions.
The Police Department authorized budgeted
strength is 572 men. It now consists of 529
men plus 16 recruits, the total number of men
who met the qualifications for appointment in
The hourly wage for patrolmen is from
$1.38 to $7.57 per hour minus about 75%
for taxes, pension and equipment. Their
wage is considerably lower than comparable cities and semi-skilled labor in
1951 revenue produced by the Police Department was over $1,700,000. Total payroll cost
Estimated cost of pay raise, $150,000 to
How would you like to work a 48 hour
week, in the heat or cold, rain or snow,
night or day — always subject to call, AND
RISK YOUR LIFE, all for $1.38 to $1.57