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Calif. officers' overtime pay comes with a cost


Law enforcement managers wrestle with how to keep their officers from burning out.

By Tamara Koehler
The Ventura County Star
 
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — Like many in the county Sheriff's Department, Sgt. Matt Findlay loves the agency's 12-hour shifts and overtime opportunities.

The veteran officer boosts his paycheck with 500 to 600 extra hours of duty a year. That's the equivalent of almost four extra months of full-time work.

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