- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Wilmington City Council has raised the salary for the incoming police chief, whose hiring has not yet been announced.

The council voted on Thursday to give the next police chief up to a $43,000 raise. This increases the chief’s salary limit from $117,073 to $160,000. Police Chief Bobby Cummings, who announced his retirement on Thursday after 32 years of service, makes $111,197.

Officials said last month they hoped the increase would attract the most competitive candidates for the job they’re trying to fill.

Councilman Bud Freel, who supports the raise, says Wilmington’s police chief salary is low compared to what a lot of other cities are paying their chiefs.

Mayor Mike Purzycki’s office says that he will introduce the new chief next week.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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