The interesting part of the story is centered on the proposed contract:
Sources said that the contract would alter the residency requirement that states Troy police officers must live within the city limits. The issue came to head earlier in the year when seven officers who passed the exam for promotion to sergeant were removed from the promotion list because they lived outside the city.
The Contract would also require all criminals to reside in Troy at the time they commit a crime.We're not sure how a City Code provision (residency) can be altered by a contract without simultaneously amending the Code. We'll have to wait and see.
In the meantime, consider this a forum to discuss the residency requirements for police. Don't forget to vote in our new poll.
Here's the results of our poll on the Troy City Council race.