PEORIA, Ill -- Tuesday night, the Peoria City council approved a contract with the city's Police Union.
The one year contract gives officers a two percent wage increase and a $400 signing bonus.
It also gives the police chief authority to place an employee who has been charged with a criminal offense on restricted duty.
"It gives me the opportunity, rather than having somebody off of work pending a hearing, a plenary hearing, any number of circumstances, I can still put them to work in the mean time, if it's appropriate," said Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard.
Recently, several Peoria police officers have been disciplined in connection to a wrecked city vehicle in July.
The contract was approved unanimously. It will take effect on January 1.