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The city has reached a tentative agreement with the police union for a contract that will offer the first pay increases to members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in six years.
The tentative contract, which is retroactive in nature and was announced by Mayor Eric Adams and City Labor Relations (OLR) Commissioner Renee Campion, would cover approximately 23,000 uniformed officers and run from August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2025. .
The agreement with the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) includes salary increases ranging from 2.25% to 4% during the contract period. It also includes a capital fund to increase starting salaries for NYPD officers and improve the timing of increases in the first few years of employment.
Additionally, a new pilot program will allow officers to test extended 10- and 12-hour work shifts. Officers participating in the pilot program will work the same number of hours per year, but the program provides greater flexibility to increase staffing during times when crime increases or when other issues arise.
Patrick Lynch, president of the PBA, said the challenges facing police officers on the streets have never been greater, saying too many talented police officers have been lost to better paying, less stressful jobs.
“This is a contract agreement for the future, not just for New York City police officers, but for our entire city,” Lynch said. “Not only is this an important step in closing our pay gap relative to other police departments, but it also significantly improves the quality of life for our members. We have a lot more work ahead of us, but this agreement is proof that those real conversations can produce real solutions.”
The total cost of the tentative agreement, which must be ratified by PBA members, is approximately $5.5 billion through fiscal year 2027.
Mayor Adams recalled that as a former uniformed officer, he knows first-hand that this agreement represents recognition of those who keep the city running.
“The contract will allow our police officers to work more flexible hours, boost morale, and ensure that New York remains the safest big city in America,” said the city manager.
“Mayor Adams has made it clear that public safety is a top priority for this administration, and we are confident that this contract provides officers with the resources they need to do their jobs,” said Commissioner Renee Campion.
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