Sec­tion 1.  Gen­er­al Pol­i­cy.  It is the gen­er­al pol­i­cy of the Employ­er to con­tin­ue to uti­lize offi­cers to per­form work they are qual­i­fied to per­form.  How­ev­er, the Employ­er reserves the right to con­tract out any work it deems nec­es­sary in the inter­ests of econ­o­my, improved work prod­uct, or emer­gency, pro­vid­ing such sub­con­tract­ing does not reduce hours or ben­e­fits of offi­cers cov­ered by this Agreement.