In Cape May, NJ Three More Years Of Double Dips For Sheriff

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Running unopposed in the Nov. 8 election, Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer can look forward to three more years of double-dipping.

Schaffer, 58, pockets $162,000 a year – $108,000 in salary plus a $54,000 pension.   He officially retired from the Ocean City Police Dept. on Jan. 1, 1999.   But three months earlier – on Aug. 19, 1998 – Schaffer had already started work as Cape May County’s new director of public safety.  He was first elected sheriff in 2008.

The double-dipping bonanza is also likely to continue for two of his undersheriffs.

Undersheriff John D. Maher, 57, hauls in $160,000 a year – $89,000 in salary plus a $71,000 pension.  He was hired as undersheriff in April 2005 – three months before he officially retired from the Lower Twp. Police Dept.

Undersheriff Robert A. Nolan, 52, receives $153,000 a year – $89,000 in salary plus a $64,000 pension.  He retired as a captain in the Cape May Sheriff’s Dept. in May 2010, only to return as undersheriff six months later.

New Jersey Watchdog’s investigation found 44 top county cops – 16 sheriffs and 28 undersheriffs from 20 counties – who are collecting $3.25 million a year in pensions, plus their county salaries.  For full details, clickhere and here.



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