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State Police Rack Up OT; 70 Troopers, 47 Sergeants, Get At Least $50,000 Each Above Base Pay

State Police Rack Up OT; 70 Troopers, 47 Sergeants, Get At Least $50,000 Each Above Base Pay

For hundreds of Connecticut state police troopers and sergeants, their base salaries of $91,000 and $101,000 are just a launching pad. They also rack up tens of thousands of dollars in overtime payments, resulting in a total of $26.6 million spent in overtime at the department this year.

In fact, 41 sergeants, six master sergeants, and 67 department members holding the rank of trooper first class each have been paid more than $50,000 in overtime so far this year. Three regular troopers, whose base pay is $61,000 to $65,000, also have earned $50,000 in OT.

The pay figures appear on a new state website called OpenPayroll.ct.gov. The online...

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