San Jose PD may finally be on the right track to hire and retain officers.

After 7 years of declining sworn officers San Jose is considering a 20% raise for officers and even adding a $5,000 retention bonus.

The key factor to focus on is the 20% raise which would essentially bring them to a competitive and comparable wage for departments around them. Currently, San Jose sits anywhere between $13,000 to $15,000 below comparable cities in their area.

We hope that if approved this move for San Jose will point them in the proper direction and begin to rectify their loses while bringing them back to a safe staffing level.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/06/editorial-san-jose-should-approve-police-raises/