After six months of negotiations, the Glendale City Council and the Glendale Police Officers Assn. agreed on a four-year contract that gives police officers raises of at least 15% and education incentives.
The agreement, approved by the association Monday and the council Tuesday, will give the city's 185 sworn officers and sergeants a 5% raise in each of the next three years. In the fourth year, officers will receive a cost-of-living salary adjustment of up to 9%.
Also included in the second and fourth years are additional pay hikes of 2% for sergeants. The city also agreed to improve assignment pay, uniform allowances and medical insurance.
"We think these are very fair and equitable compensations that will allow our police force to continue to provide the excellent level of service we are accustomed to," Mayor Jerold Milner said in the council chambers after the council quickly approved the agreement in a closed meeting.