City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 122416
City of Long Beach, Long Beach Police Officers Association Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Alex Basquez
Director of Human Resources

The City of Long Beach has reached a tentative agreement with the Police Officers Association (POA) over a successor labor agreement. The POA represents over 800 Long Beach Police Officers.

“I'm grateful that we have reached a tentative agreement with our Police Officers that is fair, values their hard work for the City, and allows us to retain and attract the best recruits to Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I want to thank the POA leadership and the City negotiating team for their months of hard work, leading right up to Christmas Eve."

The POA membership is set to vote on the tentative agreement in January. If approved, the agreement would go before the City Council for final approval in February.

“I want to thank the Mayor, City Council, and City Management for demonstrating their commitment to public safety,” said Steve James, POA President. “The agreement was reached through a collaborative process, with the intention of making sure we maintain the high quality Police Department the citizens of Long Beach expect and deserve. During this holiday season, this agreement is one more reason to be thankful.”