How Much Money Do Police Earn?

Mauricio

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Lowest rank (raso) 6000-7000 pesos. When I realize that I don't feel that bad when I had to give them 200 pesos to be on my way.
 

irishpaddy

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its ridiculous to pay this low a figure and expect them to do the same job a cop getting a proper salary would ...but then again how do you expect a country to pay a reasonable salary to the cops ...when all the politicians are grabbing from the pot first
 

the gorgon

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its ridiculous to pay this low a figure and expect them to do the same job a cop getting a proper salary would ...but then again how do you expect a country to pay a reasonable salary to the cops ...when all the politicians are grabbing from the pot first

exactly!! by the time the politicos have helped themselves, there is nothing left over for government employees.
 

sanpedrogringo

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its ridiculous to pay this low a figure and expect them to do the same job a cop getting a proper salary would ...but then again how do you expect a country to pay a reasonable salary to the cops ...when all the politicians are grabbing from the pot first
Amen to that. Politicians and developers.
 

Mauricio

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In 2016 they were talking about raising them 100%, they ofcourse never did. For 2017 a 30% raise is in the budget, however to be applied based on performance. Probably easier to give it to who they want.
 

Meemselle

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The 6000 is correct. And if you are a woman police officer at entry level, bring that down to $5000. A month.
 

sanpedrogringo

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Here is a link to an article on this issue published in the newspaper Listin Diario on June 16th, 2013:
http://www.listindiario.com/la-republica/2013/06/16/280902/salarios-pn-bajo-las-ruedas

And as translated to English, using Google Translate:

Above their legitimate complaints about deficiencies in public services, basically water, light and education, or problems of unemployment and rising food prices, Dominicans seem to be more concerned today with an elementary civic right: their security.
It is up to his National Police body, whose strength in efficiency and loyalty could follow, followed by two decisive milestones: a more adequate payment for the work of his staff and better professional training.
Local and international police experts have warned that poorly paid police are no guarantee for security and public order.
And they emphasize, with emphasis, that a good remuneration would help to shield him against criminal groups and criminals who take advantage of the conditions of poverty and low salaries to pay bribes and obtain personal and business protection, services of informants, cazadeudores, authors of " You lie "and charges of hired killers.
To avoid this potential threat, the recommendation to address the problem of police wages is perceived as a consensus trend in the country.
When you check the salary register of the Dominican police, the difference between your work and what you receive as pay is evident.
In all light, they are not proportional to the risks that these servers face daily in the streets of the most populated cities and small towns of the nation.
Even with the prestige of efficiency gained in research, the police figure with one of the lowest wages in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Tests? Your payroll. And the results of comparison with salary records of police forces from numerous countries in the region.
His payroll, which sets the category of ranks and salaries of all its members, from his flat to the lowest in the ladder of command, reveals everything.
It has 33,525 men and women in service, including those assimilated into its three categories.
The highest ranks of the police chief are assigned to six major generals, among them the police chief, Jose Armando Polanco Gomez, with a salary of 74 thousand 350 pesos per month, plus a food ration of 300 pesos.
This is the highest salary among those in his hierarchy, because of his status as the highest authority in the institution's command line. A 51-year-old puertoplatense, Polanco Gómez, with 32 years in service, has successfully assumed 21 designations in that force and carried out at least 15 high-level training courses in the national and international scope.
The other five major generals earn, at the individual level, 57,828 pesos, some 1,403 dollars, and 300 pesos in food rations.
The Deputy Chief of Police and Inspector General of the Police, Víctor Antonio Campusano and Frener Bello Arias, respectively, both with rank of brigadier generals, have salaries of 57 thousand 828, plus 300 pesos in ration of food.
In the descending line, from the top of the police dome, 44 generals of fighting, including one doctor and two engineers, have individual salaries of 34,720 and 300 pesos for food.
The salary of each of these officers is equivalent to 848 dollars.
An updated report from the Office of Wage Section of the Police indicates a total monthly payment of one million 527 thousand 680 pesos in salaries, and 13 thousand 200 pesos for food for these 44 officers.
A colonel earns 21,699 pesos ($ 521). The police have 346 colonels, whose monthly payment amounts to 7 million 507 thousand 854 (177 thousand dollars), and 103 thousand 800 in food.
The police institution has 421 lieutenant colonels, with salaries of 20 thousand 618 (496 dollars).
Together they earn 8 million 806 thousand 478 pesos (214 thousand dollars), and 126 thousand 300 pesos in food. There are 781 senior police officers.
His salaries are 17 thousand 36 dollars (422 dollars). The payment for the whole is 13 million 559,722 pesos (329 thousand dollars), and receive 234 thousand 300 in food.
There are 1,643 captains with salaries of 15 thousand 883 (374 dollars), for a general payment of 26 million 95,866 pesos, and 492 thousand 900 in food.
The number of first lieutenants is 2,658, with salaries of 12 thousand 477 pesos. They win a total of 33 million 163 thousand 866 pesos and 797 thousand 400 in food.
Some 4,331 second lieutenants, with salaries of 11 344 pesos, earn 49 million 130,864 a month. They are worth 1 million 299,300 in food.
There are 198 cadets with salaries of 9,557 pesos and 410 in food. In total, they earn 1 million 892 thousand 286 pesos, and 81 thousand 180 in food.
Its 4,248 senior sergeants have salaries of 9 thousand 178 pesos, plus 240 in food.
Together they earn 38 million 988 thousand 144 pesos, plus 1 million 119 thousand 520 for food rations. Another 4,378 sergeants earn 7 thousand 166 pesos, and 240 for food. Together they earn 31 million 37 2 thousand 748 pesos, and a million 50 thousand 720 in food.
Its 4, 759 cuerdas earn salaries of 6 thousand 728, and 240 for food. The joint payment is 49 million 431 thousand 477 pesos, and one million 939 thousand 440 in food rations.
There are 1,629 assimilated third, fourth and fifth category whose salaries are not registered. The monthly payment to police officers amounts to 293 million 848 thousand 286 pesos, plus 8 million 302 thousand 620 pesos in food. Together they total 302 million 150 thousand 906 pesos. The payroll of the Police absorbed 3 thousand 526 million 179, 432 pesos a year, plus 99 million 631,440 pesos in food.
 

Timotero

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Wow, those salaries are terrible!  And what a top heavy organization. Almost as many Chiefs  as Indians.
 

sanpedrogringo

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Those amounts are paid monthly. Not like most employees here in the Dominican Republic who are paid "quincenal", or rather bimonthly (15/30). Under the Mejia presidency, they were paid every two weeks, but not now. Also, with those peso amounts, necessary deductions are also made due to dependents for items such as health benefits/seguros. You could calculate deductions, just like any other country: A single person; Married no children; Married with children. A married father of four, has a nice chunk coming out of those paychecks. There is also no provision that pays female members less. This is false. All of this information is provided to me by an active high ranking member of the PN, who I have known for 10 years, and just had coffee with.
 

DR Solar

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I know that this will cause some to go nuts. Remember that we are long time private home owners with a rather large place. As the years have passed we, and many others, have had to upgrade our own security.

We, as others, went through the normal pre and after Christmas increase in security problems. Having done this for several years it is not new but this year was more attempted intrusions then in the past. In part do to lots of construction near us. We actually had a "tip" that we would be hit one night and had reinforced and a shotgun was indeed a very good deterrent.

We have had 3 PN that have stopped by once a week or so for over 3 years. We have their phone numbers and they have responded rather quickly as they have in the past.

Being tired of this "shyt", we offered them a free 1 bedroom apt fully furnished with full kitchen with elec., water, cable TV, and internet that is on our property. They moved in in less then 3 hours.

They lived in a barracks with several others on cots. 1 bathroom/shower. No kitchen. Maybe a TV. No privacy. No personal time/area. Since the shifts change constantly the people coming and going must have been a very difficult living situation.


Right after they moved in, someone was trying to come over our back wall and they where sitting in an area a saw this. Imagine being the intruder and having 3 guns drawn and pointed at you. They said that the intruder was so surprised that the PN broke down laughing and had no reason to shoot........... the intruder was gone.


My wife and I keep and arms distance still and we have rules that they have respected... but these guys are happy. They are in a much better living place. We are too.
 

irishpaddy

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Those amounts are paid monthly. Not like most employees here in the Dominican Republic who are paid "quincenal", or rather bimonthly (15/30). Under the Mejia presidency, they were paid every two weeks, but not now. Also, with those peso amounts, necessary deductions are also made due to dependents for items such as health benefits/seguros. You could calculate deductions, just like any other country: A single person; Married no children; Married with children. A married father of four, has a nice chunk coming out of those paychecks. There is also no provision that pays female members less. This is false. All of this information is provided to me by an active high ranking member of the PN, who I have known for 10 years, and just had coffee with.

I HOPE YOU PAID FOR THE COFFEE......
 

CristoRey

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Lowest rank (raso) 6000-7000 pesos. When I realize that I don't feel that bad when I had to give them 200 pesos to be on my way.

You don't feel that bad?
These little rat bastards (the one's who are always asking for money) knew exactly what they
were getting into when they signed up for this gig. I'll be damned if this is supposed
to be an excuse... its inexcusable.
 

sanpedrogringo

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You don't feel that bad?
These little rat bastards (the one's who are always asking for money) knew exactly what they
were getting into when they signed up for this gig. I'll be damned if this is supposed
to be an excuse... its inexcusable.

100% inexcusable. Could and should be reported.
 

sanpedrogringo

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Good luck just pay them and you will have a friend for life and also police escorts to where you are going.....
That's the exact mentality that causes the problem to not only exist, but persevere. There are some measures the PN is taking. Enough, of course not. I/we weren't born yesterday, but tourists/ex-pats need to stop being so willing to fork over the 100 pesos here/100 pesos there......or more.
 

Meemselle

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Looking for a career change? ;)



They all moonlight on the side, lower ranks probably pull in double their wages while. For high ranks the sky is the limit.
Well, good luck if you are a police woman. NOBODY is hiring a woman -- however skilled, experienced -- for those "side" jobs. Fugeddiboudit.

When I try to tell my Dominican friends that being on the police force is a major coup in the US, with tremendous respect, and financial security and pensions, etc., they look at me and think (once again) "Esta gringa debe estar loca!"