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Agreement is retroactive to January of 2023

Putnam County, PBA Come to 5 Year Contract Agreement

14 March 2024

CARMEL, NY – Earlier today, Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne signed the resolution approving the five-year contract agreement with the Sheriff’s Police Benevolence Association (PBA). The resolution, signed by County Executive Byrne earlier today, was unanimously approved by the County Legislature earlier this week on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

The contract, successfully negotiated by County Executive Byrne and Sheriff McConville, represents a collaborative effort to ensure fair compensation, benefits, and working conditions for deputies covered under the PBA. This agreement comes after extensive discussions and reflects the commitment of both parties to prioritize the needs of law enforcement officers while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The deal was originally announced at Byrne’s State of the County Presentation last week, following an overwhelming vote of approval by the members of the PBA.

"I am pleased to announce the approval of this five-year contract for the Putnam County Sheriff's PBA," said County Executive Byrne. "This agreement underscores our commitment to supporting our dedicated law enforcement personnel who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of our communities. I thank Sheriff McConville and the PBA leadership for their constructive engagement throughout the negotiation process. And I thank the Legislature for moving swiftly to ratify this contract so we can get our deputies the increased compensation they’ve earned.”

Sheriff Kevin McConville expressed his appreciation for the collaborative effort, stating, "This is a good deal, a good contract for everyone, and it recognizes the hard work and dedication of our deputies. I am grateful for the positive working relationship between the county administration, the County Legislature, and the PBA leadership. Together, we have reached a mutually beneficial resolution that will benefit our deputies and the residents of Putnam County."

County Legislature Chairman Paul Jonke emphasized the importance of the contract for both deputies and the community, saying, "The approval of this contract reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting our law enforcement personnel and ensuring the effective delivery of public safety services in Putnam County. We appreciate the dedication and professionalism of our deputies and are pleased to provide them with the compensation and benefits they deserve."

PBA President Dan Hunsberger expressed gratitude for the support of the membership and the successful outcome of the negotiations, stating, "On behalf of the PBA membership, I want to thank the administration for their commitment to reaching a fair and comprehensive agreement. This contract provides our deputies with the resources they need to continue serving our community with professionalism and dedication."

The approval of the five-year contract for the Putnam County Sheriff's PBA reflects the county's ongoing commitment to fostering positive relationships with its law enforcement personnel and ensuring the safety and well-being of all residents.

The signed MOA detailing modifications to the collective bargaining agreement between the PBA and Putnam County can be viewed here.

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