Cape Girardeau Police Department modifies retirement system

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Cape Girardeau Police Department is searching for people looking to join their team, and the department is offering a little extra motivation to apply.  

Cape Girardeau City Council approved unappropriated general funds that were made available by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) with $125,000 going to the CGPD retirement system.  

CGPD Public Information Officer Ryan Droege says on top of rewarding people, this might also motivate others to apply for positions.  

“Funds are going to be used to take our communications officers and our corrections officers and the logger’s retirement system; we’re going to move those two positions from their civilian positions they are now and put them in the public safety retirement category that we are in. What that does for them [is] lower the retirement age by five years,” said Droege.  

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