Recently, a 12-member jury delivered a verdict against officers of the Louisville (Kentucky) Metro Police Department's SWAT team. The lawsuit was filed by the officers in 2016 and sought millions of dollars of back pay for "on-call" time, dating back to 2002. The case garnered much attention in the police world based upon its potential impact to work-life balance, as well as the ability to obtain additional compensation for special skills and assignments while in service to their communities.
To help listeners to better understand the concept of police officer on-call pay, the guys discuss some of the common conditions that officers are paid to be “off duty” but still on “standby” for public safety emergencies.
They also provide some of their personal experiences, compensation expectations and further discuss some of the possible implications created by the jury’s decision.