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Officer is APD's $170,000 man : Overtime, work as spokesman boosts Drobik's pay to highest in the city

Nov 20, 2018 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

The amount of pay received by one of the more familiar public faces in the Albuquerque Police Department has raised some questions about his overtime earnings.

Officer Simon Drobik has earned nearly $170,000 this year as of the most recent pay date, thanks in large part to overtime. His base pay is $31.50 per hour.

Drobik, who works as an officer and as a spokesman for the police department, regularly reports having worked more than 100 hours per week, according to his pay stubs.

His total compensation so far this year is $169,000, which is almost $20,000 more than the next highest paid city employee, the city's chief administrative officer, according to the city's websi...