The Pensacola Police Department is a collective bargaining unit. The Jim “Billy” Barnes FOP Lodge negotiates with the City of Pensacola on behalf of the men and women of the police department. The officers, sergeants and lieutenants have formed their separate bargaining units. The collective bargaining unit was formed in 2003 when the majority of the police officers and police sergeants voted to unionize. The intention of the FOP is to look out for the best interest of the police force and the citizens of Pensacola.
The police officers’ labor committee is headed by Mike Watkins. The police sergeants’ labor committee is headed by Jamie Briarton. The police lieutenants’ labor committee is headed by John Austin. The contracts are current and were ratified in October 2018. The finalized contracts are posted below for you to view.
The current contract period is October 2018 through September 2021. The collective bargaining units will begin the process of negotiations with the City of Pensacola for the upcoming contract term as it gets closer to the end of the current contract, but before the next contract term begins.
Please check back regularly for updates regarding the negotiation process. Also, check the calendar for upcoming meetings with the collective bargaining units and the City of Pensacola. These meetings are open to the public and we would love to see you there for support.
To view the current Police Officers' Contract between the City of Pensacola and the Pensacola Police Officers, please click on the link below.
To view the current Police Sergeants' Contract between the City of Pensacola and the Pensacola Police Sergeants, please click on the link below.
To view the current Police Lieutenants' Contract between the City of Pensacola and the Pensacola Police Lieutenants, please click on the link below.