After three years without raises, Compton police officers will begin getting bigger paychecks at the end of the month if the City Council gives final approval to a wage agreement already ratified by the police union.
City negotiators and the Compton Police Officers Assn., which represents about 90 patrol officers and sergeants, have agreed on a 2% raise as of Jan. 1 and a second pay hike of 3% in July. They also have agreed that the city-provided life insurance will be raised from $5,000 to $35,000.
Under the agreement, the salary for a starting patrol officer would be raised from the current $2,833 per month to about $2,889 as of Jan. 1. In July, the salary would go up by 3%, to about $2,975. In July, five-year veteran police officers would be earning about $3,274 monthly, up from the approximately $3,116 they now earn.
The new contract would expire in June, 1992.