Philadelphia-Area Transit Cops To Get Big Pay Raise Amid Officer Shortage

A Philadelphia-area transit police department is set to implement the largest pay increase the force has seen in more than two decades in an effort to attract and maintain talent amid an officer shortage.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has reached a deal on a new contract proposal with the Fraternal Order of Transit Police union to offer “the most significant increase in salary in more than 20 years” for SEPTA Transit Police Department officers.

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