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Galveston police, city reach agreement for officer pay, conditions

Galveston and the Municipal Police Association have reached an agreement for an increase in officer pay starting January 1, 2020.

Galveston police, city reach tentative pay deal

The city of Houston and the Galveston Municipal Police Association have reached an agreement to raise officer pay.

Police plan to ask the city for higher salaries when they begin negotiating a new contract this week

The Galveston Municipal Police Association will ask the city for higher salaries during the contract negotiations starting Thursday the 18th and continuing into next week.

Geoffrey Gainer makes GDN 40 Under 40 list

Cadet class working to become Galveston police officers

The Galveston Police Department is on track to have the largest force they’ve operated with since Hurricane Ike. Twenty cadets are set to be sworn in later this year.

Galveston police pension bill passes Texas Senate

Legislation aimed at bringing island officers’ pension plan back into state compliance cleared the floor of the state Senate this week, setting the bill up for adoption by the state.

State moves forward with Galveston police pension plan

The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that restructures the Galveston police pension plan.

Dozens arrested in county centered drug investigation

Forty-eight people have been arrested in connection with what law officers are calling a drug-trafficking ring centered in Galveston County.

Galveston police stop 7 connected to robberies

Seven people, including three teens, have been arrested in connection with a string of robberies, the Galveston Police Department said.

Galveston police capture pair of runaway emus

Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping their owner’s backyard.

After robbery spike, more police on the streets

In response to the robberies, police have increased the number of officers on street patrol in the hopes of deterring more people from preying on local businesses.

Meth dealers armed with guns thwarted by police

Galveston police arrested five men and women after an investigation found a number of people to be distributing large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription narcotics on the island.

19 kilos of cocaine off of streets thanks to police

While checking the car, police say they discovered 19 kilos of cocaine in the trunk.