INDY POLICE RATIFY REVISED PAY SCHEDULE
FOP PRESIDENT STRESSES THE NEED FOR CHANGE IN PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING
INDIANAPOLIS –On Wednesday (12/12/2012), the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #86 announced the ratification of a proposal to revise the pay schedule for police in2013. The measure was approved by 90% of those voting.
The proposal calls for deferring the previously agreed upon 3% pay increase to July 1, 2013.The original contract scheduled the increase to take effect January 1st. In the interim, the City of Indianapolis will cover any increases in an officer’s insurance premiums until the raise takes effect. Additionally, the revised plan has no other conditions placed upon its acceptance.
In response FOP President, Bill Owensby issued the following written statement:
“Our members have spoken decisively and overwhelmingly. We have taken another step to balance the stability of our community with the contractual protections for our police professionals. We now call upon our elected officials and the Citizens of Indianapolis to engage in a detailed conversation about the deficiencies in our public safety funding structure. In April, our FOP put forward a Ten Step Stabilization Plan which proposed solutions for many of these problems. It is now time for the Mayor, the Council, the Director of Public Safety, the Sheriff, the Prosecutor and the Courts to step to the forefront and begin the necessary work to ensure our revenue streams match the demands placed upon our public safety agencies.”
“In the interim, we remain focused on our current and future budgetary challenges that threaten the safety of our citizens as well as our combined community policing efforts. We stand by our FOP Ten Step Stabilization Plan which includes several cost saving measures and identifies greater efficiencies without sacrificing the safety of our community.”
“We remain committed to assist in this budgetary process. Our membership continues to strive for excellence in their chosen profession and simply seek the tools, equipment and proper support to achieve our community’s goals.”