“Public safety is the most important service our city provides and how well we provide it starts with how we treat our officers,” Mayor Duggan said. “This new contract is an important step forward in our ability to provide the level of public safety our residents deserve and to make sure our officers are fairly compensated.”

DPOA President Mark Diaz credited Mayor Duggan for his role in bringing all sides together to complete the contract.

“Had the mayor not intervened and taken an active approach in this process, the DPOA would not have an agreement today,” said Diaz.