Emporia Police Department Communications Personnel Receive $2,000 Retention Bonus

The Emporia City Council approved a $4,000 retention bonus for Emporia Police Department officers in October.

City Councilman Jim Saunders voted for the bonus but wanted to see E-911 dispatchers added to the list. The City’s governing body granted Saunders’ wish to approve a $2,000 compensation for the E-911 dispatchers last week.

The EPD is suffering from a staffing shortage in the communications officer position. The City is posting information throughout the municipality and online to fill the void. The starting salary is $34,335, with paid vacation, holidays, and a benefits package. The position falls under the Virginia retirement system.

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