Oakland PD is kind of an interesting case study. Their officers make very high salaries (average $120k not counting overtime, which is middle class even for the Bay Area), but that results in the city only being able to support a pretty small department (700-odd cops for a city of over 400,000, which frankly has a lot of criminal types). The result is that murders get investigated fast as f*ck and very competently, but they basically ignore property crimes etc. The latter is not an exaggeration -- if your house gets burgled it's basically understood that Oakland PD will show up 8 hours later if at all, and 911 is literally a joke here.
Not to mention the Celeste Guap incident, which apparently involved a hefty portion of the Oakland PD having sex with the same prostitute. No idea how that works! https://slate.com/ne...-explained.html
edit to add: it's interesting to compare it to NYPD, where the salaries tend to be lower (for pretty much the same cost of living) but there are a lot more police officers per capita, and NYC residents tend to regard police officers quite favorably (more foot patrols is probably part of it). The younger cops get, uh, other benefits than salary -- basically your average 25-year-old officer is living at his mom's house in Queens, but women are throwing themselves at him when he goes out on a Friday.
Edited by Brian Kennedy, 14 July 2019 - 1219 PM.