Dec 21, 2010 10:34 AM by Bea Karnes

Overtime concerns at Pueblo Police Department

The Pueblo City Council is taking a closer look at police overtime, an item that averages around $1 million a year.

Police Chief Jim Billings told said recently that Pueblo's police overtime costs are only 2 percent of the budget, well below the national average of 6 percent.

But some council members say it's still too much. One council member said more than half of the department's roughly 200 officers receive more than $100,000 a year in salary, benefits and overtime.



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