Category Archives: Police Dept.

Sustainability is in Vogue

Monday, 31 May 2010 On June 7 the City Council votes on the budget. Taxpayers must speak up to counter the organized pressure for higher spending. Tell the Council “CUT OUR TAXES” Click here for Council Contact information. Sustainability is … Continue reading

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Teacher, Police, Firefighter Pay Details 2010

School teachers average pay $82,800, including benefits. Police officers average pay $76,146, plus benefits, and firefighters $70,721 plus benefits, both total over $90,000. School Average Teacher Salary and Benefits paid out by the city cost taxpayers $82,800 per teacher. In … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Police Costs – Flaggers – City pays Double

Sunday, 31 July 2005 The city of Portsmouth mandates police offers be hired as ‘flaggers’ at twice the cost of hiring private companies to direct traffic. As police near retirement, income from this ‘side job’ is added to their pay … Continue reading

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Imagined Influence

Tuesday, 14 June 2005 The Mayor claims Councilors Marchand and Raynolds, who are attempting to rein in the police budget, are not responsible for their own actions and that the APT is “telling them what to do.” Click here to … Continue reading

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Police Step Up Lobbying for 7.83% Increase

Firiday, 06 May 2005 As we warned you, departments are lobbying the Council and public opinion for large spending increases in the FY2006 budget. Elizabeth Dinan of the Portsmouth Herald covers a special meeting of the Police Commission, designed to … Continue reading

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Police Request 6.75% Increase

Wednesday, 08 March 2005 The Police Department is requesting a 6.75% budget increase following pressure from the Police Commission to reduce a 7.25% proposal. This is modest when compared to the 9.7% Fire Department proposal and the 10.5% School Department … Continue reading

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Police Commission Champions 7.83% Increase

Saturday, 05 March 2005 Responding to the City Council’s 4% budget motion, the Police Commission used its budget Public Hearing to advocate for its proposed 7.83% budget increase. The Police Commission said ‘fixed costs’ caused the police budget to increase … Continue reading

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7.83% Increase Proposed in Police Budget

Sunday, 13 February 2005 Police Chief Michael Magnant presented a $7,584,288 budget to the Police Commission on Thursday, February 10th. This represents a 7.83% increase over the prior year’s budget. The Police Commission public hearing on the proposed FY2006 budget … Continue reading

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