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Valley News Dispatch

Washington Township police to get at least 3.5 percent raises in each of 5 years

| Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Washington Township police have a new, five-year contract, which will become effective Jan. 1.

Supervisors approved the new pact Thursday night.

The chief of police, sergeants and patrol officers will get a 3.75 percent hourly raise next year, followed by a 3.5 percent hike the final four years.

The wage range for the chief of police will begin at $38.81 per hour and increase to $44.55 by the end of the contract.

Sergeants’ pay will range begin at $32.91 per hour and increase to $37.82 by the end of the contract.

Pay for patrol officers will go from $31.19 hourly to $35.79.

New hires will receive 80 percent of the established rate and work their way to the full rate within five years.

Under the new contract, the maximum amount of annual vacation time will drop from five weeks to four weeks.

Supervisors on Thursday also hired Gregory Stull as a part-time officer at a $14 per hour.

George Guido is a freelance writer.

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