2008_08_nypdlogo.jpgThe Patrolmen's Benevelont Association has negotiated a tentative deal with a 17% salary increase over four years. According to WNBC, the "deal running from 2006-2010 gives police officers a four percent raise in each of those four years and contains no substantial givebacks." The starting salary will now be about $42,000, a 68% jump from the $25,000 starting salary rookies had in recent years; current starting salaries are $36,000. Maximum pay will be $76,488, vs. the current $65,382. Noting that this negotiation did not need to go to arbitration, Mayor Bloomberg said, "I have always believed that the best contract agreements are those that are reached at the bargaining table, and this is a good example of that."