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Batavia patrolmen booked to receive  2 percent pay raise

Updated: August 5, 2012 6:25AM

BATAVIA — Police Department patrol officers and detectives will receive 2 percent pay raises under an agreement approved this week.

The increase will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011, and run through Dec. 31, 2012.

The City Council this week approved the new agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Patrol Unit 224 representing full-time sworn patrolmen and police detectives.

“A 2 percent wage increase is a happy medium in terms of the city and union,” said Jason Bajor, assistant city administrator.

Bajor said the agreement affects 40 police officers. The contract excludes sworn officers with the rank of sergeant, who are represented by another union, as are civilian employees of the department.

Under the new wage schedule, a starting patrolman will earn a salary of $62,098 and after six years will rise to $85,622.

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