The union representing the Denver Police Department reached an agreement with the city on Monday, which, if ratified by the union, will mean there will be no layoffs for the department.

Police Protective Association President Lt. Vincent Gavito tells 9NEWS the new agreement will still have to be ratified by the membership, who will vote on it Oct. 5 and 6.

"Our preference has always been that police officers forgo pay raises next year so that no officers would have to be laid off. This proposal allows just that and preserves public safety," Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said in a statement.

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