Michigan Association of Police


“There were numerous changes in the wage scale. Starting pay was dramatically increased to attract new hires,” said MAP Labor Relations Specialist Joe O’Connor. “Increases in starting wages range from 6% to 12%. The number of years to top pay was reduced to 2 years. Police Service Aides (PSAs) were separated into two different groups – Dispatchers and Lockup. Both were given different pay scales. The Employer added an Account Clerk III position. We settled this August 2023 with a tentative agreement … so raises went into effect immediately. We were just finalizing language in the contract that dealt with other issues.”

“I would say wages would be the biggest win. With the new pay scale, you achieve max pay quicker now,” said Jessica Morse, Troy Clerical and Non-Sworn Police Local Union President. “We were only getting 90 percent (healthcare premiums paid by Employer) before because they took some of that away in previous contracts. We are now back up to 100 percent for the traditional retiree healthcare.”

Wage Increases:
3% to 6% increases based on job classification effective Sept. 1, 2023.
3% to 6% increases based on job classification effective Sept. 1, 2024.

  • Employees, depending on their classifications, received raises from 6% to 12% over the life of the contract.
  • The pay scale was reduced to 2 steps. Existing Employees reach top pay in 2 years, instead of 5 years. New Hires top out in 3 years – with starting pay, followed by 2 steps – instead of 5 years.
  • Police Service Aides/Lockup (new hires) annual starting pay is $48,970 and tops out at $57,907.
  • All Dispatchers (new and current members)/Senior PSA/Lock Up (current members) annual pay begins at $52,008 and tops out at $62,400.
  • Added new position of Account Clerk III with annual starting pay at $45,000 which tops out at $57,895.
  • A tentative agreement was approved Aug. 23, 2023 with immediate pay raises for all bargaining unit members. Final contract language was approved by the Employer April 23, 2024.

Fringe Benefits: The Employer added an enhanced dental benefit which increases covered benefits, including orthodontics.

Retirement Benefits: Increased Retiree healthcare coverage with Employer paying 100% of premiums for Employees who retire after 25 years of service.

Bargaining Team: MAP Labor Relations Specialist Joe O’Connor with Local Union President Jessica Morse, Vice President Doug Marvin and Treasurer Tracy Bagley.