Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies get pay boost

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.