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New Collective Bargaining Agreement Includes Pay Raises For Springfield Police Officers

A new collective bargaining agreement between the City of Springfield, Missouri and the Springfield Police Officers’ Association/Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 is now in place.

Springfield City Council voted to approve it Monday night, and the union membership voted to ratify it last week.

The new CBA goes into effect July 1 and runs through June 30, 2024.  It includes increases to officer pay and benefits, according to Springfield city officials in a news release.  Officer starting pay has been raised to $46,009 from $40,497.  The agreement also includes merit step increases for eligible SPOA members and raises for those at the top steps of their respective pay schedules. 

It’s hoped the new agreement will help address a recruitment and staffing shortage the Springfield Police Department is currently facing.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.