Mayor John Hickenlooper this evening released this statement on the Police Protective Association vote:
“We are grateful the Police Protective Association agreed to help shoulder the burden during these tough economic times. This decision ensures the greatest number of police officers remain on the street and preserves public safety.”
A statement from City Council President Jeanne Robb:
“On behalf of City Council, I want to thank the Police Protective Association for agreeing to make changes to their contract and delaying their scheduled raises. We appreciate the sacrifices police officers make every day and value their commitment to our community.”
Denver Firefighters Local 858 agreed last month to a new contract to help the City save money in future budgets. Discussions with the Fraternal Order of Police, the union that represents sheriff deputies, are ongoing.
Communications Director Eric Brown or
Deputy Comm. Dir. Sabrina D’Agosta