SD City Council considering proposal to recruit and retain #SDPD officers
SAN DIEGO – The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take up a proposed $2 million program to recruit and retain officers in the San Diego Police Department.
Large disparities in take-home pay between the SDPD and competing departments are causing San Diego to lose around eight to 10 officers a month, and recent recruiting efforts are barely making a dent in the problem, according to the San Diego Police Officers Association.
A tentative agreement between the city and SDPOA seeks to close the take-home pay gap by raising a $900 annual uniform and equipment allowance by around $1,000 and ending a 12-month waiting period before police academy graduates can receive the allowance.
The city would also fund recruiting activities and promotional materials, at a cost of $35,000, according to the plan.
At a meeting in June, some council members said the city is paying $100,000 to train the officers…
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