The University of California and the Federated University Police Officers Association (FUPOA) have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract for its police officers.

The tentative agreement provides for annual across-the-board wage increases of 3 percent, excellent health and retirement benefits, and provisions that ensure UC maintains the most capable and prepared police force by encouraging officer development through training and specialty pay.

Members of FUPOA will vote soon on the tentative agreement.

"After extended and intense negotiations, I am very pleased that we were able to reach an agreement that reflects the critical contributions our dedicated officers make to the university,” said Dwaine B. Duckett, UC Vice President of Systemwide Human Resources. “This agreement reflects the rapidly changing, unique and complex challenges they face in performing their duties every day while keeping the UC community safe."