The purpose of our collective bargaining process is to promote the efficient and uninterrupted performance of police services, as well as provide for fair and reasonable compensation and working conditions for Police Officers. This preamble (purpose), has been in our CBA for 38 years.
SAPOA acts as a steward of the tax payer’s money and seeks to improve the delivery of Police Services, while controlling costs, limiting fiduciary risk, and providing COSA with budgetary certainty. The finished CBA reflects a total compensation package, including pay, medical, pension, and prefunded retirement health care cost.
SAPOA prefers using an integrated approach to CBA negotiations which attempts to: