LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More details are now available on tentative contracts for the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), the mayor's office announced late Thursday night.
What You Need To Know
- The mayor's office released more details on tentative contracts for LMPD
- The contract includes what would be the highest single-year wage increase in the department's history
- Raises for lieutenants, improved parental leave benefits and randomized drug testing are also included in the contract
- FOP members could vote on the contract next week
The contract includes 9% raises to sworn LMPD personnel in Fiscal Year 2022 and 3% raises in Fiscal Year 2023, marking what would be the highest single-year wage increase in the department's history.
Raises for lieutenants, improved parental leave benefits and randomized drug testing are also included in the contract. A synopsis is available online.
Last month, Mayor Greg Fischer and Ryan Nichols, president of the River City Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), announced they had reached a tentative agreement on the new contracts.
Louisville began negotiations with the FOP in Jan. on two employment contracts: one for police officers and sergeants, which expired June 30; and another for lieutenants, which expired over three years ago.
In an email to Spectrum News 1, an FOP spokesperson said members could vote on whether or not to ratify the contract as early as next week. If approved, it'll be followed by a Metro Council vote, with final authorization in the hands of Fischer. Public comments will be welcome before the Council vote through the normal Council process.