Will Brigantine replace Police & Fire Chief positions with a single Public Safety Director? City Council says that combining three positions into one could make good financial sense.
According to a Brigantine Beachcomber report, here’s a review of salaries for some key positions:
- Acting Fire Chief Jim Holl; base salary -$122,835 – w/ longevity & holiday – $144,398
- Fire department pays four captain’s salaries at an average of $127,883 each
- Base salary for Police Chief is $129,844 – with longevity, this rises to gross of $144,533
- The salary for Beach Patrol Chief is $27,053. (Beach Chief Joe Guenther recently retired)
City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal is currently negotiating with the police union, lifeguards and blue-collar unions.
“It is a unique opportunity for Brigantine to consider the possibilities. If we do it, this is the time to consider it,” she said.