- The agreement contains a variety of hourly rate pay increases to help with recruitment efforts
The Rio Rancho Governing Body Thursday finalized the approval process for a new collective bargaining agreement for the Rio Rancho Police and Communications Association.
The new agreement runs from August 15 to June 30, 2025, and covers 148 employees.
The investment “demonstrates local government’s continued prioritization of public safety,” said Greggory Hull, mayor of Rio Rancho. “I believe this new agreement will help strengthen the community’s already high standard of public safety.”
The agreement contains a variety of hourly rate pay increases to help with recruitment efforts.
For example, the new police officer (cadet) hourly rate increases from $20.80 to $25 and the dispatch operator trainee hourly rate increases from $17.05 to $20.
Once hired, faster progression to higher hourly rates has also been established. In addition, new retention incentives have been established for long-serving employees. A police officer is eligible to receive up to $6,000 in additional annual compensation based on years of service.
The new agreement will add approximately $1.2 million in additional payroll costs to the current fiscal year budget.
The agreement also, said Police Chief Stewart Steele “will help the department remain a highly desirable place to work and very competitive with other agencies in the region.”
For information about how to become a Rio Rancho police officer or emergency communications personnel member, please visit rrnm.gov.
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