Re "Don't link CHP salaries to pay of big city cops" (Editorials, July 24): The editorial hasn't a clue what a California Highway Patrol officer does. The CHP patrols all of the areas, and per officer actually makes more felony arrests than the others listed.
Just patrol the freeways? Where do you think the criminals go after committing a crime? Usually onto the freeway, as fast as they can. So who stops this "speeder?" The CHP.
The law states that CHP officers will be paid an average of the largest agencies in the state because that's what is fair. A CHP officer can go to any agency in the state and be hired right in, so pay keeps them with the CHP, not trained at the state's expense, then working at another agency. Look at the bigger picture.
-- Daniel Cameron, Woodland