ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City police officers are taking pay cuts in order to bring back 17 officers who had been laid off.
The police union voted Tuesday to take $410 pay cuts each, which would bring the force back to 300 officers.
The city is adding $1 million to the police budget for next year to help cover the officers’ salaries.
Both sides are considering further union givebacks that could result in another 30 laid-off officers coming back to work.
All told, 60 police officers were let go this year for budgetary reasons.
(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)