Indianapolis police ratify contract with city, will get 3 percent raise in July 2013

Police officers, firefighters will get raises

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police have ratified a contract with the city that will give officers and firefighters a raise next year.

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police voted Wednesday night in favor of the contact.

Officers and firefighters were set to receive a 3 percent raise in January 2013, but it was put on hold as the city faces down a $60 million shortfall.

They will now receive the 3 percent raise on July 1.

"We have taken another step to balance the stability of our community with the contractual protections for our police professionals," FOP President Bill Owensby said in a statement. "We now call upon our elected officials and the citizens of Indianapolis to engage in a detailed conversation about the deficiencies in our public safety funding structure."

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