Suffolk approves 8-year police contract

Officers during a graduation ceremony from the police

Officers during a graduation ceremony from the police academy in Brentwood. (June 10, 2011) (Credit: Ed Betz)

The Suffolk County Legislature approved without debate a new contract with Suffolk police officers that will save $43 million up front but cost a total of $268.7 million over 8 years.

Lawmakers also approved a pact with all county unions Tuesday that will require new hires for the first time to pay a share of health premiums.

Both resolutions passed unanimously.

The contract with...

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