Contract Could Mean Warwick Police Retirements

(Warwick, RI) -- A large number of Warwick police officers could soon be headed for retirement. The "Warwick Beacon" reports the local police union has indicated that nearly 20 percent of the department's 172 uniformed officers are considering the move due to uncertainty regarding a new collective bargaining agreement. As many as 18 officers have already started the retirement process, according to the newspaper. The current police contract expires at the end of this month, and the Warwick City Council is scheduled to vote on a new deal on July 17th.


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