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Oregon Police receive pay increase in three-year deal

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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Oregon City Council voted unanimously Monday night approving a new three-year contract with the Police Patrolman's Association that will increase Oregon Police officers' pay each year.

Oregon patrolmen and dispatchers will receive a three percent raise in the first year, a 2.75 percent raise in the second year and a two and half percent raise in the third.

Officers only had small raises in 2012 and 2013, and during the economic downturn of four or five years ago, they received no increase.

Negotiators had looked at pay rates for officers in nearby departments and came up with this deal.

Council members and Police Chief Mike Navarre called the contract fair for both sides.

"They deserve it, they do a great job," said Chief Navarre.  "Oregon is a great community and I think the police department deserves a lot of the credit for making it such a safe and pleasant place to raise a family."

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