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The Antioch Police Department's Misuse of Public Funds

Antioch voters passed three measures that were intended to increase funding for new police officers. The Antioch Police Department has failed to increase the size of the police force with that money. Instead, the department has given themselves pay raises. Enough to become the one of the highest paid police forces in the United States. The average pay for an officer in Antioch is now $108.00/ hr. That is more than an average lawyer, a doctor, or a CEO, according to labor statistics. In fact, a newly hired police officer for the city of Antioch receives a salary that is only matched by one profession. That is a brain surgeon, which is the highest paid profession in America. Meanwhile, Antioch has one of the highest homicide rates in the State of California and crime continues to spiral out of control. Here are the figures:    

Local Police Department Salary Data

Our first official data gathering and examination was the salary
 information posted on the Transparent California website
 where data shown is for the Antioch Police Department


Comparison of the Antioch, CA Police Department Wages to Neighboring City and State Averages

DEPARTMENTBASE SALARYANCILLARY EARNINGSTOTAL SALARY*
Antioch Police$112,000$112,000$224,000
Pittsburg Police$44,000$45,000$89,000
State Average$47,000$4,000$51,000

Comparison of the Antioch Police Department Salary to Top Salaried Occupations In California

OCCUPATIONAVERAGE YEARS OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
CED REQUIREMENTS TESTED CERTIFICATION AVERAGE SALARY
Surgeon 8-16$252,000
Antioch Police Officer2  $224,000**
CEO6  $196,000
Dentist8-16$174,000
Attorney6 $141,000
Manager4  $113,000
Software Developer4  $107,000
Airline Pilot8$102,000
Chiropractor6$83,000


Antioch Police Officer Ancillary Wages

DESCRIPTION AMOUNT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT   DESCRIPTION AMOUNT TOTAL
Overtime$20,000Other20,000Benefits$72,000$112,000
Address

American Citizens Institute
5216 Belle Drive  Unit B             
Antioch, CA 94509-4322

Contact

Founder: Michael Kitterman
mikekitterman@gmail.com
Phone:  (925) 503-8980