Edison, NJ – The Edison Police Department recently signed a new contract with the township, bringing an end to months of negotiations and uncertainty. The new agreement, which will run from 2021 to 2024, includes a number of changes that will affect the department`s officers and the way they do their jobs.
One of the most significant changes in the new contract is the inclusion of a formal disciplinary process for officers. Under the previous agreement, disciplinary actions were often left up to the discretion of the department`s leadership. The new process creates a more defined set of steps that must be followed in the event of a complaint or incident. This change is seen as a win for both the department and the community it serves, as it provides clear guidelines for dealing with misconduct and ensures that officers are held accountable for their actions.
Another change in the new contract is the creation of a new rank within the department. The position of „Detective Sergeant“ will be added, providing officers with additional opportunities for advancement and career growth. This change is seen as a positive step for the department, as it will help to retain experienced officers and provide them with opportunities for professional development.
In addition to these changes, the new contract includes a number of other provisions that are designed to improve working conditions for officers. Officers will receive a pay increase each year of the contract, and the township will continue to provide health insurance and other benefits. The contract also includes provisions for training and education, which will help to ensure that officers are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to serve the community effectively.
For the Edison Police Department, the new contract represents a positive step forward. The changes it includes will help to improve working conditions for officers, ensure that they are held accountable for their actions, and provide opportunities for professional growth and development. For the community, the new contract provides reassurance that the department is committed to providing high-quality service and maintaining the trust of those it serves.