Dedham Police negotiate new contract, includes raise and fully funded Quinn for current officers

The Boston Globe reported today that the Dedham Selectmen have approved a new contract with the police department.

The new contract will give officers a one percent raise for the past two fiscal years and a 2 percent raise for fiscal year 2012. The contract also fully funds the Quinn Bill for current officers and, according to the Globe,  “provides a plan for a town-funded educational incentive program for future police officers.”

Speaking to The Globe regarding the educational incentive portion of the new contract, Sarah MacDonald, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen said “[t]he board believes strongly in a well-educated and appropriately compensated force, and is committed to fully funding the Quinn Bill incentive that the state cut.”

About Attorney John J. MacLaughlan

John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. John is currently assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
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