Via guest blogger Alexandria Ragsdale at Off the Kuff, Dallas police aren't just recruiting heavily in Houston, they're offering a starting salary more than $10K higher than Houston PD and another $10K as a signing bonus. Wrote Ragsdale:
A side-by-side comparison of salaries and benefits for police officers in Houston and Dallas showed why they think they can get away with this. In Dallas, the base pay for police trainees is $41,690 (plus the $10,000 bonus). In Houston, the same trainee would make just $29,164.59. Things even out a little more after that, but being a cop in Dallas doesn't sound too bad - except, of course, the Dallas part.