Ramapo’s Cops Are Highest Paid Town Force in NYS

Ramapo’s 104-member police force was the highest-paid town force in New York last year, making an average of $173,361, according to the Empire Center’s 2015 “What They Make” report.

The report, cited by the Rockland County Times, uses pay data that was reported to the New York State and Local Retirement System between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. The pay cited in the report does not include fringe benefits like health insurance or employer pension contributions.

According to data pulled from the report by the Rockland County Times, the report also shows that the highest-paid local government employee in New York last year was Peter F. Brower, who retired as Ramapo police chief last September. He was paid $369,088.

The second-highest-paid town police in the state were in neighboring Clarkstown, at an average of $166,719.

All 10 of the Mid-Hudson region’s highest-paid local government employees were members of either Ramapo’s or Clarkstown’s police force.