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Head of NYPD sergeant’s union cautions cops on promotions

Cites pay disparities

Posted 6/23/23

Citing a disparity in pay, the head of the NYPD’s sergeant’s union is cautioning cops to think hard about whether they should delay or even accept promotions to the supervisory rank given differences that can add up to as much as $20,000 over the course of a few years.

Vincent Vallelong, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, recently penned a letter congratulating “Prospective Sergeants,” but also alerting them to the possibility that, as sergeants, they could be earning less than the cops they will be overseeing. While the promotion comes with prestige and a slew of supervisory responsibilities, it is not accompanied by a commensurate increase in pay, he wrote.

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