Policing Matters Podcast: Police pensions on the precipice
Jim and Doug discuss the prickly issue of public safety pensions
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According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, public pension plans need an additional 1.1 trillion dollars just to meet current expected obligations. This is, as the mayor of Dallas recently said, untenable. Meanwhile, pensions are one of the most important incentives for police (and fire) to put their lives on the line to serve their communities. How can states resolve this looming issue? Something has to give. But how? And when? Jim and Doug discuss the prickly issue of public safety pensions.