Shift differential pay for midnight cops?
Hoboken midnight shift the most hazardous – should cops get paid more?
It’s a fact that police officers in Hoboken who regularly work the midnight shift – have the most dangerous and hectic time as compared to other shifts.
Unruly crowds and lunatic drunks make up the biggest part of their job during those shifts (did you know there were 15 arrests last Friday night alone?)
That’s not saying being a police officer during any shift is without hazards, but many cities and agencies have acknowledged that the midnight shift is the least desirable and most difficult. And as a result, they offer shift differential pay. Some cities the extra pay is minimal, like a dollar an hour. But some cities pay much more – like NYC, which I believe is around 10% more – and the Federal Government – which is up to 25% more.
Hoboken is no “gated community,” and the the nonsense cops have to deal with during the late shifts is significant, considering the population density and number of alcohol establishments. Just take a look at the Hoboken Police Blotter on the weekends. Like an out of control zoo!
Would you support shift differential pay in Hoboken?