I-Team: Springfield Police Commissioner’s contract


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s incoming police commissioner signed his contract with the city this week. The 22News I-Team discovered what perks the new commissioner is guaranteed.

The I-Team obtained a copy of incoming police commissioner John Barbieri’s contract. Barbieri signed a five year contract with the city on Tuesday.

He will make $167,000 in his first year and $170,000 in year two if the mayor gives him  a satisfactory performance evaluation.

Barbieri will also receive a city car he can use for work and “reasonable” personal use except during vacation.  He also gets a city-issued cell phone and a laptop computer.

Barbieri has 42 vacation days in the first year.  That’s more than two months.  If he doesn’t use all his time, he can roll over another 21 days into the next year maxing out at 63 possible vacation days total in any given year.

Barbieri will replace retiring commissioner William Fitchet on June 1st.

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