01-0408R REPLACEMENT

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LETTER OF ADDENDUM TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DULUTH AND DULUTH POLICE LOCAL FOR THE YEARS 2001 AND 2002.

BY COUNCILOR HOGG:

        BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to execute and implement a letter of addendum to the agreement between the city of Duluth and the Duluth Police Local containing the terms and in substantially the form of the contract on file with the clerk as Public Document No. ____________, which letter of addendum amends the agreement with the Duluth Police Local for the years 2001 and 2002.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   The city has been negotiating with the Duluth police union to provide a program which will recognize and provide pay incentives to police officers who obtain further education, experience and training; who provide service to the community through various activities; and have shown a commitment to high work standards. The program, which is called the "Master Police Officer" or "Master Cop" program, will be administered by a committee which includes the police chief. The committee will determine eligibility and award points for participation in the program. The program provides pay incentives to employees based on points awarded through the program. The program will be implemented beginning in 2001.