The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors this week agreed to boost the pay and other perks for its Sheriff’s Department deputies, which will cost the county an extra $3.65 million over the next three years.
Deputies immediately will get a 3 percent raise in salary, followed by an additional 2 percent next July. There also will be a 1 percent base salary increase immediately, followed by a 2 percent base salary increase in January 2017. The supervisors’ vote was unanimous.
The deal eliminates 40 hours of “special accrued leave time,” which the deputies had been getting as a cost-saving measure during the recession.
The three-year contract provides additional increases in pay for deputies who attain intermediate and advanced peace officer standards and training certificates, plus changes in holiday pay, uniform allowances and on-call pay.