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Police Officers to Receive $1,300 Annually to Wear Body-Worn Cameras

By Tom Marino | April 24, 2023
Last Updated: April 24, 2023

WORCESTER – City Manager Eric Batista has submitted a draft of an ordinance to city council which grants each police officer member of the Local 911, NEPBA union on active police department payroll with an annual Body-Worn Camera Stipend of $1,300.

The ordinance comes from negotiations between the city and the union as part of its collective bargaining agreement. Body-worn cameras are a change in working conditions, according to the agreement.

Each officer will receive $650 within 30 days of the effective date of the agreement to cover the period between Jan. 1 and Jan. 30.

Starting on July 1, and each year thereafter, officers will receive $1,300.

The Worcester Police Department implemented tbe body-worn camera program on Feb. 27.

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