BREAKING: Council accepts proposal from Civic Association and Police Foundation to underwrite study.
Before making any changes to police and firefighters’ retirement benefits, the Town Council will be able to see how other municipalities compensate their public safety workers.
Two nonprofit civic groups have offered to jointly pay for a study of the total compensation packages that 22 other regional municipalities provide to their police and firefighters.
Pat Cooper, secretary and treasurer of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and John Scarpa, president of the Palm Beach Police Foundation, made the offer Monday to the council’s Finance and Taxation Committee.
“Our executive committee has expressed serious concerns about recruitment and retention in public safety,” Cooper said.