Trooper “Take Home” Car Perk Cited In Contract Dispute

At an Aug. 22 demonstration, state troopers protested the layoff of 56 new police recruits by saying they are “unique” among state workers. They displayed a sign indicating that troopers are “24/7” in their duty to respond to emergencies around the clock, while regular state workers are “8 hours/day.”

Those numbers are beyond dispute. But other numbers, contained in state salary and benefits records obtained by The Courant, reveal some pluses to troopers’ jobs that many regular “8 hours/day” state employees lack.

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