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January 9, 2014

Policeto track officers with GPS

Follows lead of Boston, Lowell; Methuen also looking to add GPS to cruisers

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The agreement also hikes special pay for detectives from $6 per week to $25 per week. Cox said the weekly $6 stipend has not been increased since the 1970s.

“I want to thank the union for what is a fair and reasonable contract for all sides,” Fiorentini said in a statement on the contract.

The mayor said the 1.5 percent annual pay increases in the police deal are identical to pay raises in the new firefighters contract as well as all other city labor contracts.

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