Bloomington Police sergeants and lieutenants get higher pay under new union contract

Bloomington Police Department
Bloomington Police Department(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 8:51 PM CST
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BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - Bloomington Police sergeants and lieutenants will receive pay raises, and they’ll have to submit to random drug and alcohol testing each year under terms of a new, four-year union contract.

The deal approved unanimously Monday night by the Bloomington City Council calls for the 21 union members to get 2.5% raises in each of the first two years, a 4% increase the third year and 3.75% the fourth year.

The sergeants and lieutenants will also get $1,000 signing bonuses.

The total cost to city taxpayers for the salary increases and bonuses will be almost $358,000 for the life of the contract, according to a city staff report.

The deal replaces a contract that expired in April 2020, shortly after the pandemic hit. The two sides reached a tentative agreement last month.