It depends on what they are doing but cops have a hard job, a lot of hate to deal with and risk their lives to protect us. I know that $99k is not an average, and San Francisco cops probably make that much because of the level of danger that they deal with.
No police officers do not make "too much money" relative to the risks they are required to take. Using the example to $99,000 for San Francisco policemen that is not a wage that allows a single person to live in the city San Francisco. The average rent for a one BR apt in the city is $3,142 per month, that is more than 44% of pre-tax income.
These people are the last line of defense against absolute anarchy. We should be cutting benefits to baby breeders to pay them a whole lot more. When is America going to wake up? I am not a police officer but I am so grateful we have them. No more laying off police officers, lets lay off the people that are draining the American taxpayer instead!
SAN FRANCISCO COPS DESERVE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY MAKE BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE RICHEST CITIES IN AMERICA. IF THE CITY IS DOING WELL THEN SHOULD ALSO THE CITY EMPLOYEES. CORPORATE AMERICA COULD TAKE A CUE FROM THIS AND REALIZE THAT THEY WOULD HAVE A MORE PRODUCTIVE WORKFORCE.
We often hear that police officers make too much money. But maybe we should be asking are they being paid enough? After all, we want highly qualified, highly educated, highly motivated men and women to do some of the most important and life threatening jobs available. We expect them to disliked, hated, threatened, and to sacrifice not only their own lives, but to risk the lives and lifestyles of their families. With the rise of military contracting, our armed forces have increasing difficulty retaining the best and brightest when the private sector is so much more lucrative for folks with that unique skill set. Can our men and women in blue be that far behind? How much can be expected?