NC Police Salaries Not Helping Fix Staffing Shortage Challenges

Staffing struggles continue at many local police departments, and now some departments are facing a new problem: more and more officers quitting the force for higher-paying police jobs.

50 miles from Raleigh, the Burlington Police Department is having a moment. The 58,000-person city boasts one of the highest base salaries for police officers in the state — at $55,000.

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