What happened to the Police wage increase?
Former presidential candidate of the PRM, Luis Abinader, demanded that President Danilo Medina explain the delays in the application of the wage increase for members of the police force. On 27 February 2017, President Medina promised wage increases to be applied immediately that would have raised the monthly salary of an entry level patrol officer to RD$16,000.
Nevertheless, social media have commented on a video in which a spokesman of the Police Department said the increases at the level mentioned by the President will not be applied.
President Danilo Medina in his Annual Report to the Nation on 27 February 2017 announced the doubling of wages for the National Police and the military. Specifically, a patrolman who currently earns RD$7,000 per month would receive RD$16,150 per month. A captain who supervises the patrol and who currently earns a monthly wage of RD$17,500 will be paid RD$36,000 per month. A colonel who heads a department will make RD$79,325 per month.
In addition, Medina had announced the new wage structure includes additional pay for the level of risk undertaken by each employee of the Police Department.
The wage increase for the police was to go into effect on 1 March 2017.
Source: DR1, Almomento
Apr 5, 2017
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