I'm not surprised Enfield town officials did not hire retired police
officers to guard students for half the amount given them. The Enfield school's armed guards DO
NOT have arrest powers and at $26 per hour, that's excessive wages for a CT
LICENSED armed Security Guard, who generally receives $12 to $15 dollars per hour to start
anywhere else in Connecticut.
Official Police Officers receive an additional $48 plus per hour to direct traffic in uniform at roadside construction jobs during their off duty hours. State & local town governments can empower properly trained security guards or use retired police officers to perform these roadside construction jobs for less wages instead of allowing off duty Police Officers, who indirectly effect and increase everyone's tax rates, electric lines, phone lines, TV-internet cable, or water utilities cost. The utility companies have to pay the town billing department for those police officers and then PASS the cost onto the consumers in those towns.
Where is the cost effective reductions in these areas of tax increases from our politicians? Something is seriously wrong with our elected officials.