To the Editor: The NYPD continues to provide a hiring pool for other law-enforcement departments from all over the country. After young officers get three years in, paying for their instruction in one of the best departments in the country, they are allowed to leave. Just over 1,000 left last year.

With the current climate, this can only accelerate. In order to maximize their earnings over a lifetime, officers should form a study group for the Captain exam. Senior Captains today make about $160,000 a year. After five years as a Captain, they may retire as a Deputy Inspector; after 10 years, as a Deputy Inspector after 15 years and eventually as a Deputy Chief Inspector. Go for it!

The current incompetent Mayor will be gone in 1 1/2 years. The soaring crime rate will probably result in a police-friendly Mayor being elected to succeed him.

I always have said everyone should be a Captain. Hang in there.

TOM CUNNINGHAM

Captain (Retired), NYPD


We depend on the support of readers like you to help keep our publication strong and independent. Join us.

1
0
1
0
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.