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The York County Board of Commissioners approved a four-year contract with its county-wide detectives on Wednesday.

The deal, approved at the weekly commissioner's meeting, is the result of arbitration and is retroactive to the start of 2015.

It includes a  2.5 percent retroactive pay increase for 2015, as well as 3 percent increases this year and in 2017. A final 2.5 percent increase will come in 2018, said Emily Strickhouser, a labor analyst with the county's human resources department.

The contract, with expires at the end of 2018, also includes changes to health care plans, such as the addition of a high-deductible plan, offered to the eight employees of the county's detective association.

The changes bring the detectives more in line with contracts between other bargaining units and the county, Strickhouser said.

County detectives fall under the District Attorney's Office and investigate various matters.

— Reach Greg Gross at GGross@yorkdispatch.com.

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