Cleveland police officers approve a new contract with the city

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 8:12 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2022 at 8:15 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Early Wednesday morning, Cleveland police officers approved a new contract with the city of Cleveland.

As part of the new contract, patrol officers will be getting a pay raise.

Retroactive from April 1, officers will receive a 2% wage increase, plus a 5% equity adjustment.

In April 2023, there will be another 2% increase and in April 2024, there will be another 2% increase.

This means a patrol officer with over five years experience will be making a salary of $72,419.95 by the end of this year.

In addition, each patrol officer will receive an annual $800.00 every March 1 for their uniform allowance.

All regular full-time employees will also receive 12 paid holidays; including, Juneteenth.

The hourly rate for police trainees will be increased from $15 an hour to $16 an hour.

This contract will be in effect until March 31, 2025.

The Cleveland Police Department is down about 240 officers since May.

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