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Big pay raise for GFPD

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GREAT FALLS -

Greg Doyon, City Manager for Great Falls, says funds for new officers and raises for the current ones come from two different pots of money.  
He says to hire new officers would have cost more than double what it takes to give current officers a raise. 

Doyon says, that raise which comes in two waves is more affordable than bringing on new staff.

He said that police and fire are general fund and primarily paid through the city, he also said the city must stay competitive with other cities in Montana to keep quality officers right here in the electric city.

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