Granny Lands Softly
- Oakland’s choice to head its beleaguered police department will get the highest base pay of any police chief in city history.
Not only will incoming Chief Anne Kirkpatrick have the largest base salary of any top cop in Oakland — at $270,000 — her total compensation package includes a bump for various degrees and other premiums, dictated by an agreement between the Oakland Police Management Association and the city.
Total compensation and benefits come to $299,675. Oakland has a force of 765 sworn officers.
Commanding a force the size of 007 and 011 combined for $300K. For that price, there ought not be a single homicide in Oakland the rest of the year.