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League City police chief: Offering bonuses will save the city money in the long run - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 30, 2014

Luring experience League City police chief: Offering bonuses will save the city money in the long run

Posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 11:09 pm | Updated: 9:52 pm, Thu Aug 14, 2014.

LEAGUE CITY — With four officers’ positions to fill the city is using billboards, movie theater commercials and its website to attract as many applicants as possible. Police Chief Michael Kramm wants to go beyond just hiring and training new officers; he’d like to hire officers who have more experience in the field.

That’s not as easy as it may sound. While pay for League City police officers is competitive, an officer with three or more years experience with another department starts off at the same salary scale as a fresh-faced recruit.

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