Springfield police union approves 4-year contract with city, use of cameras, Narcan included

Hampden County

The Springfield Police Department’s patrolman’s union has ratified a new contract with the city’s mayor.

In a news release sent to 22News from Mayor Domenic Sarno’s office, the city was notified by the Human Resources and Labor Relations Department that Springfield Patrolmen and women Union Local 364 voted to ratify a new four-year labor contract.

The contract includes the police departments use of body cameras, Narcan and a change in their social media policy.

Mayor Sarno stated in a news release:

“This is a historic contract that encompasses ‘the Big 4’ – body cameras, Narcan use, residency and a social media policy. This is good news for our taxpayers, residents, business community and our brave and dedicated ‘men and women in blue’ that a fair and respectful accord has been achieved. We will continue our proactive public safety initiatives to keep all our neighborhood and streets safe and clean.”

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