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Atlanta police officers will be receiving their raises a little earlier than expected.
Today the mayor’s office announced compensation adjustments will hit officer’s paychecks on Dec. 21, according to city materials. The raises, which were ratified in mid-October, were originally scheduled to go into effect in January, 2019.
“The City of Atlanta has a world-class police force and its members deserve to be justly compensated,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a statement. “Atlanta’s security relies on the recruitment and retention of law enforcement’s top talent. Thank you to Chief Erika Shields and the Atlanta Police Foundation for their leadership in helping the City keep its promise to those who make Atlanta a safe and welcoming city.”
On Dec. 21, all police personnel at the Police Officer rank will see an increase in their compensation, according to city materials. This will bring them to the competitive benchmark for their tier. All other ranks will see adjustments beginning next year.
For more information on the new pay structures for officers, read Atlanta Loop’s coverage here.