Police union debates raise for Albuquerque officers

Posted at: 07/07/2014 6:59 PM
Updated at: 07/07/2014 8:36 PM
By: KOB.com staff

A pay raise for Albuquerque officers is being voted on tonight by the police union.

If approved, officers would receive a 5 percent raise and new hires would have a higher starting pay.

The new contract would also allow extra pay for officers who stay the Albuquerque Police Department for long periods of time.

If union members approve the contract it would be the first time officers receive a pay raise since 2010.

That year, Mayor Richard Berry cut police pay in an effort to, “balance the budget.” Officers at that time were infuriated because the previous mayor promised wage increases.

Stay with KOB.com for resuls of the vote.