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Police get 17 percent raise

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Despite tough economic times, the pay raise was necessary, said City Public Works Administrator Ed Pittman, who presented the proposal.

“I think in desperate times it’s more important than ever to have a quality police force,” he
said. “Ruston is progressive, and we like to be known as a leader.”

Pittman said the city appears to be in good financial shape to offer the raise, as city sales tax collections were up 10 percent in December from the year prior.

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