Syracuse Police Union Approves Tentative Contract

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse Police Benevolent Association has voted to approve a tentative contract with the City of Syracuse.

A major part of the deal is a residency requirement that new officers would need to live in the City for the first five years on the job. New officers would also have six months from the time they graduate from the police academy to prove they live in the city. Officers transferring from other departments wouldn't have to meet that guideline.

The residency requirement is in exchange for raises, some are retroactive.

The Syracuse City Council now gets to vote on the contract which could happen at its next meeting December 16th.

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