Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Chief of police overtime

Why does the chief of police get paid for overtime (“$12M was paid in 2017 for city overtime. Why?,” March 24, 2018)? Isn’t he on a fixed yearly salary, and if he has to spend a few more hours a week working, doesn’t it come with the job title? I’d love to work eight hours a day in management, then watch the clock tick away after those eight hours at time and a half! Who authorizes the overtime?

I worked 60 hours a week in management and all I got was a company invite to a golf date and a company jacket with their logo. Life is good working for the city!

Tom Hinkle



Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430