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Galveston and the Municipal Police Association have reached an agreement for an increase in officer pay starting January 1, 2020.
The city of Houston and the Galveston Municipal Police Association have reached an agreement to raise officer pay.
The Galveston Municipal Police Association will ask the city for higher salaries during the contract negotiations starting Thursday the 18th and continuing into next week.
The Galveston Police Department is on track to have the largest force they’ve operated with since Hurricane Ike. Twenty cadets are set to be sworn in later this year.
Legislation aimed at bringing island officers’ pension plan back into state compliance cleared the floor of the state Senate this week, setting the bill up for adoption by the state.
The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that restructures the Galveston police pension plan.
Forty-eight people have been arrested in connection with what law officers are calling a drug-trafficking ring centered in Galveston County.
Seven people, including three teens, have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies, the Galveston Police Department said.
Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping their owner’s backyard.
In response to the robberies, police have increased the number of officers on street patrol in the hopes of deterring more people from preying on local businesses.
Galveston police arrested five men and women after an investigation found a number of people to be distributing large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription narcotics on the island.
While checking the car, police say they discovered 19 kilos of cocaine in the trunk.