Sources: Most LRPD Captains Want Raises

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A path to peace looks different for each person.

"Well-being, peace in my environment," says Audreyell Clark.

For Clark, meditating is her escape to the city behind her.

"We're living in a world where we're in the midst of inflation," she says.

She doesn't know how to react after sources tell us some Little Rock Police Captains want a raise.

"We should relate their pay based upon their effectiveness in the community," says Clark.

Nine Captains at the Little Rock Police Department are making a salary between $85,000 and a little more than $88,000 thousand dollars a year.

"$85,000 a year to me, that's winning," says Clark.

All but one Captain signed a Freedom of Information letter to City Hall asking for salary numbers related to City Manager Bruce Moore, Mayor Mark Stodola, their staff, Assistant Chief of Police and Lieutenants.

With overtime already high in the department because of violent crime, sources say some officers could make more than Captains this year. Little Rock Police Spokesperson Lt. Steven McClanahan says Captains have received raises within the last three years.

Kurtis Priebe lives in Little Rock. He says raises shouldn't be approved.

"So what," says Priebe. "I'd either go find another job or I would decrease my expenditures so I'm living within my means."

Clark is on the fence about the raise but says there's bigger problems the City must tackle first.

"It should be equally fair but do they deserve a raise? That's hard to say," says Clark.

The Captains have not offiically requested that raise yet.

A Batallion Chief at the Little Rock Fire Department is equivalent to a Captain at the police department. The Batallion Chief is eligible for overtime where a Captain is not.

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