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Any Seattle Cops Here?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by FireCaptDave, Sep 10, 2011.


  1. FireCaptDave

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    When I visit Seattle I see uniformed cops directing traffic around construction sites and other areas of the city (as opposed to non-sworn traffic people.) Are these or light duty officers, retired, etc?

    Most seem a bit older so not sure if it's a gig you do when you've had your fill of patrol.

    Thanks and stay safe.
     

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    #1 FireCaptDave, Sep 10, 2011
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  2. CanIhaveGasCash

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    I can't speak for Seattle, but it's probably an OT gig. If they have pensions based on the last 3 years of pay then the old timers take all the OT to inflate their earnings over the last 3 years.
     

  3. ateamer

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    I don't know about other states, but in California, OT does not count toward retirement. Differential pay for night shift, detective, FTO and so forth does, but not OT.
     
  4. Morris

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    OT gigs. Some cities (like Bellevue, across the lake) have it codified into city law that any projects going into the street have to have a blue canary standing there for traffic control and anything else.
     
  5. Vigilant

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    Blue canary. I can use that. :supergrin:
     
  6. Morris

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    My hose-heads do! :)
     
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    Hmmm.... hose head....... I should come here more often.... :rofl:
     
  8. JBaird22

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    Ahh blue canary. I used that in this part of the world and they had no clue what I was talking about. Certainly a regional thing.
     
  9. Narc1911

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    They are usually OT gigs. You see a lot of older guys doing those details because Washington's Police retirement (LEOFF 2) is a percentage based on your final average salary for you last five years of service. IIRC SPD's OT gigs are signed up based on seniority too.
     
  10. Hack

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    Sweet. Kind of like where I work at at the OT jobs. But, OT doesn't figure in for anything concerning pension. But, a person can invest the overage into a IRA or something.