Los Angeles, March 6, 2015 — Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles Police Protective League have announced a tentative agreement on a four-year contract for Los Angeles police officers has been reached.
In a joint statement, Mayor Garcetti, Council President Wesson and Los Angeles Police Protective League President Craig Lally said, “We are very pleased we have negotiated a fair and responsible contract for our police officers. The men and women of the LAPD put themselves in harm’s way to protect the people of Los Angeles every day, and this contract will allow us to continue to recruit and retain the very best police officers.”
Craig Lally, president of the LAPPL, commented on behalf of the League, “After over eight months of uncertainty, we’re pleased to have a tentative agreement with the City. We believe this proposed contract includes a number of terms that reconcile the impasse and is a positive outcome for both the City and the officers who protect it. The terms deservedly mark a step forward in adequately compensating the world’s finest law enforcement agency. I want to thank Mayor Garcetti and Council President Wesson for their leadership and commitment to working with us on a contract that values LAPD officers and public safety in Los Angeles.”
A summary of the economic details are no cost of living adjustments for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, a 4 percent COLA increase effective July 2016, 2 percent COLA effective July 2017 and a 2 percent COLA effective January 2018 (8 percent movement); the City will pay the equivalent of 5 percent increase for healthcare subsidy; a $500 increase in the annual uniform allowance; an optional overtime buy down and a substantial increase in cash overtime throughout the contract. The contract will cover July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2018.
Last year, the City and the League reached an agreement to restore starting salary cuts for LAPD officers and equalize salaries for nearly 1,000 LAPD officers hired at lower pay since 2010 due to the fiscal crisis.
The City also reinstated full cash overtime and ended the practice of sending the officers home in lieu of paying overtime.
This morning, the proposed contract was recommended for approval by the City’s Executive Employee Relations Committee and now goes before members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League for ratification and the City Council for final approval.
Contact: Burson-Marsteller at (213) 292-1003.
About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at www.LAPD.com.