Tucson Won’t Match Phoenix Pay Raise For New Police Hires

TUCSON, Ariz. – The city of Phoenix has taken an unprecedented step to try to stop the attrition plaguing the police department which has hundreds of positions it can’t fill.

The city is offering a $20,000 bump in starting pay for new recruits bringing the salary for new hires to $68,000, one of the highest pay rates in the country.

What effect that might have on other departments who may lose officers to the city isn’t known yet but some are already feeling the impact.

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