The Rockland County Times reported Ramapo Police Chief Brad Weidel’s base salary in 2016 as $225,000. This puts him ahead of some very high-profile law-enforcement officials. The Police Commissioner in New York City gets $219,775. The Director of the FBI gets only $172,000. For that matter, the Governor of New York State is paid only $179,000. Now this sounds seriously unbalanced.
However, when you add in the overtime Weidel accumulated last year, also reported in the RC Times story, that generous $225,000 jumped to a shocking $397,411.75. That’s just $2,588.25 short of what the base salary was in 2016 for the President of the United States! Who is negotiating this salary for the Town? [Read more…]