Update: see previous post – September 21, 2010 CRA review Toronto Police’ “Paid Duty” and “Free Parking”
In 2009, Toronto police worked 40,919 paid duty assignments, earning $65 an hour taking in $29 million dollars in the paid-duty program. Construction companies at 19% was the largest client of the Toronto police (the Toronto Police Association runs this paid-duty program).
Based on the number of complaints that the City of Toronto received, City Council voted to end this (paid duty for Construction jobs) on September 26, 2011 by a 44-1 vote, to end police paid-duty at construction sites. Off duty police will no longer receive $195.00 or $220.50 or $246.00 or $252.00 to stand in front of a construction site when council’s decision is implemented.
Paid Duty Officers are hired on an hourly basis, with a three (3) hour minimum; i.e. even if required for only one (1) hour, the minimum of three (3) hours pay will be paid.
The current hourly rate of pay (subject to change by the Toronto Police Association at anytime) is:
|Constables||$65.00 (minimum $195.00)|
|Sergeants||$73.50 (minimum $220.50)|
(When in charge of 4 or more police officers)
|Staff Sergeant||$82.00 (minimum $246.00)|
(When in charge of 10 or more police officers; a Police Sergeant and a Staff Sergeant will also be required.)
|Staff Sergeant||$84.00 (minimum $252.00)|
(When in charge of 15 or more officers; a Police Sergeant and a Staff Sergeant will also be required and the Staff Sergeant will be paid at $82.00 per hour rate.)