State arbitrator backs Clarkstown PBA in salary disputePosted: Updated:
A state arbitrator has sided with the Clarkstown Police Benevolent Association (PBA) regarding a pay raise dispute with the town.
Town of Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack says the town wanted to freeze the already hefty police salaries.
The average salary for a Clarkstown officer currently stands at $142,000, a figure that recently put Clarkstown on the map for having one of the highest-paid police departments in the nation.
Now, the Clarkstown PBA will get a 3.4-percent retroactive pay raise for 2009 and 2010.
Town officials say they are working on this year's contract and hope to reach a compromise with the union.