Posted by nice work, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2012 at 11:59 am
Nice to see Sgt. Tim Brackett working on really what matters to Menlo Park residents. In 2011, Tim Brackett was in the top 10 of overtime pay earners and top 20 of specialty pay earners. With $18,614 in overtime and $9,378 in specialty pay, Tim Brackett earned a grand total of $169,726.
If this seems high, you need to realize that the average base pay for Menlo Park police officers jumped 14.2% to $125,220 from 2009 to 2010. Then in following year, the average base pay for Menlo Park police officers jumped 8% to $134,337 from 2010 to 2011. This quickly lead to a situation where sergeants were getting paid more than their commanders.
Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm
who's to say Sgt. Brackett wasn't working on what "matters" before? He worked overtime. He earned it. The raises were granted by our idiot city council. Can't blame Sgt, Brackett for that either. If you don't like what we pay our police, go to a city council meeting and let your displeasure be known.
Posted by Wow, a resident of the Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks neighborhood, on Dec 10, 2012 at 9:56 am
It takes a wage to live in the bayarea. You have no idea what the police do. You have no idea what is happening in your own back yard. I'm sure of that because not one person I work around would be so blase. Im shocked that a shooter gets locked up and what a backhanded slap the post was. Its a wonder why people leave Menlo.
Posted by once again, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm
The city needs to put a police presence in Belle Haven. An empty cop car and a closed up office that does not have a huge Police Department sign is a travesty.
I have seen cops driving fast from the civic center down Laurel, left on Willow and through Middlefield as they speed over the freeway to Belle Haven. On Dec. 3 at approximately 6:25PM this very event occurred with 2 cop cars racing and a black and white police SUV almost immediately after. I witnessed this. This is the night a teenager was robbed and beaten up at Newbridge and Carlton which is within a block of the phony police station that sits empty. Our police need help. Our Belle Haven residents need help.
Get the new police station on Willow and Ivy built. Priorities. Basic priorities!