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City finalizes police raise
Now talks substation, cameras near GSU
W Mike Broadhead
Chief of Police Mike Broadhead
Having earlier approved a tax increase to fund a pay raise for entry-level police officers, Statesboro City Council approved the actual pay package Tuesday. The raise of more than 12 percent in entry-level pay, plus increases for most officers up to the rank of sergeant, will use about 65 percent of revenue from the 1-mill property tax hike, City Manager Randy Wetmore said after the meeting. The remainder of the mill could fund a Statesboro Police Department “substation,” or community policing office, in an off-campus area near Georgia Southern University.
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