Golden Valley Approves Funds to Recruit, Retain Police
The Golden Valley City Council has approved financial incentives to retain and hire police officers. The approval came without discussion at this week’s council meeting.
According to city documents, the incentives approved came about as a result of an agreement reached with three police officer unions.
The incentives include $10,000 that would go to each new officer hired before the end of 2022. In addition, the city would pay out $10,000 for each sworn officer on staff over a period of three years.
“Staff conducted a market analysis and found these incentives to be in line with the market,” read a summary report by the city.
The documents state the incentives will “help the city recruit and retain officers in light of local and national officer shortages.”
In a June interview with CCX News, Golden Valley Police Chief Virgil Green called the city’s officer staffing shortages “a concern.”