San Jose police get pay raise

January 27, 2009 5:00:44 PM PST
San Jose and its police department have agreed on a new two-year contract that will save the city $28 million.

Officers will receive a nearly four percent pay hike in the first year and another 1.7-percent raise will be deducted from their retirement benefits. The second year includes an additional raise of 1.5 percent.

The average top salary for a veteran officer is $91,000 a year.

The increases bring the San Jose department's pay scale up from second-to-last in Santa Clara County to the middle of the pack.