LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City Council approved a resolution Thursday morning to work towards putting Lubbock's police and fire departments pay in the top ten in Texas.
Lubbock's Professional Police Association is requesting a 15 percent pay raise to help recruit and retain officers.
In 2006, the City Council passed a resolution to keep officers' pay in the top ten.
The measure was to be re-adopted every two years, but that did not happen in 2008.
All council members agreed the officers deserve a pay raise, and said they would work towards that in the next budget, but none could say where those dollars will come from.
This means they should see a raise in the next budget year.
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