Worcester Reacts to Sky-High Police Payouts

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A report from the City’s Human Resources Department that showed Worcester Police Department personnel dominating the upper echelons of City payroll in 2012 was met with little surprise by several officials and observers.

Police personnel accounted for 45 of the 50 city employees with the highest gross pay last year. Chief of Police Gary Gemme topped the list with gross pay of $198,699 in calendar year 2012, followed by Deputy Chief of Police Mark Roche, who grossed $193,304 last year. In all, 10 police officers, 12 lieutenants, six captains, 12 sergeants, and four deputy chiefs and Chief Gemme were among the 50 highest grossing public employees in 2012.

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