This Agreement entered into by and between the City of New London, Connecticut (hereinafter referred to as "the City"), and New London Police Local #724, affiliated with Council #15, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFI -CIO (hereinafter referred to as "the Union"), has as its purpose the promotion of harmonious relations between the City and the Union; the establishment of an equitable and peaceful procedure for the resolution of differences; and the establishment of rates of pay, hours of work and other conditions of employment.
The City recognizes New London Police Union, Local 724, Council #15, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for employees in the bargaining unit for the purpose of collective bargaining under the provisions of the Municipal Employee Relations Act. The Union recognizes the City Manager and/or his designated representative or representatives as the sole and exclusive representative of the City of New London, Connecticut, for the purpose of collective bargaining.
The term employee as used in this Agreement shall mean a full time permanent employee who has completed successfully his/her probationary period.
Probationary period as used in this Agreement shall mean such time commencing with the date a police officer is appointed officially to a full-time position in the department until six (6) months after he/she has completed successfully his/her training at the Municipal Police Academy, but in no event to exceed more than eighteen (18) months from the date of appointment as a regular police officer.
A probationary employee shall have the rights and shall be eligible for and shall accumulate the fringe benefits available in this Agreement to other employees, except when it is specified otherwise in this Agreement, provided, however, the City shall have the right to discharge such probationary employee for failure to meet the standards of the department.
The bargaining unit that the Union shall represent shall consist of employees in the police department, as defined in Article II of this Agreement, whose position classifications are as follows: Police Captain, Police Lieutenant; Police Detective Sergeant; Police Sergeant; Police Detective; Police Corporal; Police Officer (including Master Police Officers) and Special Constables with full POST certification designated as Auxiliary Police.