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Middletown Borough Council approves new police contract

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/13/19

A new contract setting pay increases and other terms for Middletown police through Dec. 31, 2020, is now in place, following unanimous approval by borough council March 5.

Retroactive to Jan. 1, …

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Middletown Borough Council approves new police contract

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A new contract setting pay increases and other terms for Middletown police through Dec. 31, 2020, is now in place, following unanimous approval by borough council March 5.

Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017, the contract is based on an arbitration award from December 2017. Middletown Borough Police Officers’ Association approved the new contract Feb. 8.

The contract increased the base salary for all full-time officers by 2.75 percent in both 2017 and 2018, and by 3 percent in both 2019 and 2020.

The contract sets the base salary for a new officer during  his or her first year of probation at $25.44 an hour.

The base salary increases according to years of service, as follows: $27.26 an hour after one year, $29.07 an hour after two years, $30.89 an hour after three years, $32.71 an hour after four years, $34.52 an hour after five years, $36.34 an hour after six years, and $39 an hour for a sergeant or detective.

The base salary of a part-time officer is set at $20.69.

The current Middletown police department roster on the borough website lists 12 full-time officers, including Interim Chief Dennis Morris; and six part-time officers.