Bay Village Police Officers Won’t Lose Jobs

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BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — The Bay Village patrol union announced Thursday that despite an ongoing debate with the city, no police officers will lose their jobs.

City council proposed letting go of as many as three officers to deal with budget issues.

According to Stacey Fifer, the Bay Village patrol union representative, while the current officers will remain employed, the city will not fill any positions that become vacant.

Because a police sergeant retired and another employee resigned recently, the union was still dissatisfied with the reduction in force.

Fifer said the union believes the city can afford to staff the police department by filling “any and all vacancies.”

The city and union agreed to resume contract negotiations next week.