Peace Officers Research Association of California > Press Release: February 15, 2011 – Colton Police Officers Take 13% Pay Cut to Avoid Layoffs, Maintain Services to Community

Press Release: February 15, 2011 – Colton Police Officers Take 13% Pay Cut to Avoid Layoffs, Maintain Services to Community

After several months of negotiations, the membership of the Colton Police Officers Association is happy to announce an agreement on a contract with the City of Colton. By a large margin, the CPOA Membership agreed to a 13% pay reduction to keep one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in California and to avoid layoffs of police officers and staff.

During these economic times, the members of our association believed in cuts and have agreed to help our City leaders balance a budget and not impact services. We hope this dialogue continues with our City leaders so that we can work together to help the city of Colton advance through these hard times.

The CPOA would like to thank the citizens and business owners of Colton who were involved in our CAPS Campaign and the many law enforcement agencies throughout the state of California that provided support during these difficult times. We hope to maintain those lines of communication with our community and brothers and sisters in law enforcement.

For more information or to contact a member of the Colton Police Officers Association, check us out at www.coltonpoa.org or contact us at (909) 354-8841.