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Walsh, Police Union Agree to 4-Year, $68M Contract

City councilors still have to sign off on the contract

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    Walsh, Police Union Agree to 4-Year, $68M Contract

    Boston's mayor and its largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers. 

    The city's chief financial officer tells The Boston Globe members of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association will receive a 2 percent increase each year for four years. 

    Officers who obtain additional education will receive full benefits of the so-called Quinn payments, which increase their salaries. Hazardous compensation is also standardized. 

    City councilors still have to sign off on the contract. 

    Union officials didn't immediately respond to a call seeking comment, but said in a statement the deal benefits both the union and the city and "represents a fair bargain."

    Democratic Mayor Martin Walsh says the contract is affordable and allows the police department to "attract a strong police force." 

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