Orlando Police Union Calls For Higher Pay For Officers

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police officers say the city’s proposed salary increase doesn’t reflect the work officers do.

There are now 62 sworn officer vacancies within the department, which comes out to about 7% of the department’s staff.

The union said pay is a big issue for filling those openings. They believe pay should be on par with larger cities in Florida, such as Tampa, which just approved an 18.5% pay increase over the next three years.

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