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Springfield officers, city agree on new four-year contract

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Springfield Police and the city reach an agreement on a four year contract. 

It includes a two percent pay increase in the first year and 13 percent increase overall.

Officers will now begin carrying the overdose reversal drug Narcan, as well as wear body cameras.

Both Mayor Domenic Sarno and Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri are happy with what they're calling a landmark agreement.

"The city of Springfield deserves the best police department it can get and the last thing I want is officers thinking about their contract and cost of living and their buying power going down.  I want to focus on public safety," Barbieri explained.

Sarno added, "We feel that this is a very fair and respectful contract, not only to the taxpayers in the city of Springfield, but to our brave men and women in blue..

The four year contract now needs to be ratified by members of the police patrolmen's union.

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