Tag: Martinez Police Officers Association

Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

Letter to the Editor: Support Martinez police officers by voting Yes on Measure X

| October 28, 2018 | 8 Comments

This November, the citizens of Martinez will be given the opportunity to partner and aid in sustaining the future of the Martinez Police Department by weighing in on Measure X. Measure X means securing retention of our current quality Martinez Police Officers as well as proactively recruiting future quality police personnel. We know what is […]

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City Council affirms police pay raise

City Council affirms police pay raise

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez police officers will get an additional 8 percent raise starting July 1, Martinez City Council has decided. However, the city needs to find a better way to assure that the ongoing costs of public safety are funded without dipping into reserves, Martinez’s “rainy day” and one-time expenditure money, Vice Mayor Lara […]

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Council considers police pay raise tonight

Council considers police pay raise tonight

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez City Council will consider tonight giving its police officers an additional 8 percent raise starting July 1, while it pursues placing a revenue measure on the November ballot. The $720,000 the 8 percent raise will cost the city will come from unallocated reserves, said Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell in her […]

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MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

MPOA, residents worry about MPD low numbers, ask council for help

| April 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – If Martinez Police Department numbers keep dropping, the city could be faced with contracting for some public safety services, said Officer Mike Estanol, public information officer for the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA). MPOA has been warning city officials that the department is having trouble filling persistent vacancies and keeping the officers […]

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City willing to hear MPOA concerns

City willing to hear MPOA concerns

| April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Public safety is a top priority for the Martinez City Council, and the city is willing to open its closed contract with the Martinez Police Officers Association to discuss a possible salary increase, Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell said. “This process will need to be navigated with the city’s fiscal sustainability in […]

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MPOA, Mayor take negotiations public

MPOA, Mayor take negotiations public

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Until this past week, negotiations between Martinez officials and representatives of the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA) have been conducted behind closed doors, as is provided under California law when it comes to labor and personnel matters. But the MPOA (www.martinezpoa.org) made direct pleas through Facebook Twitter, and a letter to the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

Letter to the Editor: Do you know this Martinez Police Officer?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Chances are, you may have met them but they are no longer working in Martinez. Recently, we, the Martinez Police Officers Association (MPOA) have been asked by community members why it seems the Martinez Police Department always has new faces working our streets. Some have asked, “What happened to Officer insert departed Officer’s name?” We […]

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