The Springfield Police Department has a new three-year contract. The contract increases pay by three to five percent for many of the officers and gives an annual cost of living increase of 2.5 percent for each of the three years.
The town and the union have been negotiating for several months. They reached an agreement earlier this month. The contract was approved unanimously by the department’s thirteen unionized officers and dispatchers last week. The previous three-year contract ended in June.