City council passes new Toledo police contract

City council passes new Toledo police contract

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Toledo police officers officially have a new contract with the City of Toledo. City council voted Tuesday to approve the new contract.

The Toledo Police Patrolman's Association (TPPA) and the city came to a partial agreement in February on the contract. A

report released Monday

weighed in on a few sticking points – in favor of the union.

The report suggested giving the officers a 0.75 percent pay raise yearly, an extra vacation day, and a corporal stipend – a way to financially compensate officers who have been with the department for over 10 years but who have not climbed in rank. The corporal stipend was a measure late Mayor d. Michael Collins wanted to see included.

“The stipend starts with officers who have 10 years of service with the department and continues each year after,” said TPPA President Dan Wagner. “The reason we went with 10 years is because those officers were all affected when we gave up the pension pick-up back years ago, so it was a way to make them whole. So it recognized the sacrifices they made to help the city out three years ago.”

Wagner says this is a better contract than in years past, but part of the TPPA membership was still disappointed the city could not offer them more.

Councilmen Tom Waniewski and Mike Craig voted against the contract, but there were enough votes for it to push it through council.

The contract will expire in December of 2017.

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