$55000 to start? Really? Where is that? Its sure not in this part of the world. If you would take time to look at Wrightsville Beach PD's last job posting for a new police officer, it was more than $20k below that. A lot closer to $30k.I completely support hiring military personnel who complete BLET for law enforcement jobs. However, do not think that just because it's a beach town, its a "cushy" job. The year round population will more than triple during peak summer months. For example, Emerald Isle has around 11k year round residents. In the summer it explodes to 40k. Handle those 40k with the same limited staff you comfortably handle 11k. Ask any officer who works a beach town about his/her "cushy" job. Just for the record, NC has one of the highest requirements for years of service before retirement. Its 30 years. Military is 20. Most New England states are 20-25. So next time you decide to speak on a topic, please take the time to get good information so you dont look so completely uninformed.
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