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APD debacle halts pay raises

August 17, 2004

Albany - City Commissioners won't consider pay raises for public safety employees until the problems at the Albany Police Department are smoothed over. City commissioners discussed giving public safety employees a pay raise of up to $1,400 which would bring APD salaries up to those of Dougherty County officers.

Commissioners tabled the issue until after a probe into the hiring practices at APD is complete. "I think it would be ill-advised to move forward now when we have police officers who may not be deserving of this pay increase as opposed to those who are," said Commissioner Henry Mathis who suggested the need for pay raises.

Chief Bobby Johnson has long said one reason Albany police officers leave the department and morale is low is because of the low pay. However, some officers who left in the last year moved to nearby forces and took pay cuts.

Posted at 4:37PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

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