Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police Force in Union May Be Facing Layoffs

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police Force in Union May Be Facing Layoffs

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The police department in Union may be facing cutbacks, primarily because building permit fees in the township have not met expectations.

Supervisors had expected $200,000 in building permit fees from housing development; $14,000 in permit fees have been received.

Supervisors are expected to address the issue tomorrow after the reorganization meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

As many as three officers may face layoffs. Union police Lt. Sal Calo said the eight-man department had taken concessions and worked with the township to avoid layoffs. In January, the police agreed to a pay freeze. The department, which works two-man shifts except Saturdays, also agreed that new part-time hires would not receive health benefits.

Calo said the eight officers in the department were needed for ongoing programs. The department is one of three departments in Washington County that participates in the Click It or Ticket Program. …

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