ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new contract for the Albuquerque Police Department is being signed Wednesday and it includes a pay raise.
It’s been three years of negotiating with the city.
Last week, the police union voted in favor of the contract with a 5 percent pay raise.
In 2010 officers got a pay cut.
The city was worried that without the pay increase recruiting and keeping good officers would be more difficult.
The raises will cost city taxpayers $3.8 million.