SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury's Mayor, Jim Ireton, and Police Chief, Barbara Duncan, have submitted a plan to the City Council to get more money for their Police officers.
The plan addresses retention and recruitment in the Police Department. They say that it would cost around $400,000 for 60 officers. The council will look at the plan during their September 4th work session.
The Mayor says that they are ready to answer questions from the council, and hopes that it can be taken care of quickly.
According to the Chief, this is the 4th year in a row that officers haven't received raises. She believes that in the last few months alone, they've lost 5 officers, solely because of the low pay scale and high work load.
Both the Mayor and the Chief think that their plan will help them build and keep a solid staff, instead of the "revolving door style" that they've had lately.
The Council's work session will be at 6:15 PM at City Hall.