(1) “Bargaining agent” means the police employee group selected under Section 143.354 to represent all police officers employed by the municipality, excluding the department
head and assistant department heads, during negotiations with the public employer.
(2) “Police employee group” means an organization:
(A) in which at least three percent of the police officers of the municipality participate
and pay dues via automatic payroll deduction; and
(B) which exists for the purpose, in whole or part, of dealing with the municipality
concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, benefits other than pension
benefits, hours of employment, or conditions of work affecting police officers.
(3) “Public employer” means any municipality or agency, board, commission, or political
subdivision controlled by a municipality that is required to establish the wages,
salaries, rates of pay, hours, working conditions, and other terms and conditions
of employment of police officers. The term includes, under appropriate circumstances, a mayor, manager, administrator
of a municipality, municipal governing body, director of personnel, personnel board,
or one or more other officials, regardless of the name by which they are designated.
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