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University of New Mexico police get 13 percent pay raise

October 5, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — While most University of New Mexico employees received 1 percent raises, campus police got a 13 percent increase in pay under the administration’s new agreement with the university police union.

The Albuquerque Journal reports officials say the university needed to compete with the Albuquerque Police Department.

A University of New Mexico Police Department spokesman says the force lost two people to the Albuquerque department in recent months, and others are contemplating a similar jump.

The University of New Mexico Police Department’s current starting compensation is $23.41 per hour, while Albuquerque police recently raised starting hourly pay to $29.

Veteran officers can earn more with the Albuquerque force — $31.50 with at least 15 years of experience. The Albuquerque department also will offer “longevity” bonuses that kick in at five years.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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