There has been a lot of talk about how much overtime Boston Police units have put in as constant police presence remains at the Occupy Boston scene down at Dewey Square.

Well, the numbers are in.

According to a press release issued by the Boston Police Department today, the cost to watch over the “occupods” in Tent City since October 1 totals in at $146,189.55.


That’s not quite the estimate City Council President Steve Murphy made earlier this week when he predicted by the end of October the city will have tossed $2 million of the BPD’s $30 million overtime budget towards keeping an eye on the occupation.

According to the BPD, officers have spent more than 3,000 hours down at Dewey-ville during their stakeout.

The Numbers

Overtime Hours: 3,056

Overtime Costs: $146,189.55

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