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Contract settlement reached for police

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City police have a new contract.

The deal provides wage increases of 1.5% annually over the next three years to 111 uniform officers, 44 full-time and 24 part-time civilian employees, starting Jan. 1

The settlement reached last week between the Sarnia Police Services Board and Sarnia Police Association includes minor pay and allowance adjustments, the service said.

Entry-level salaries for new police recruits, who will now be called cadets, will decrease to 50% of a first class constable’s pay.

The contract will add $296,000 to the city budget in 2017, rising to an additional $383,000 by 2019.







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