Topeka, Kan. (KSNT) - The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office hopes new pay raises will help keep the public safer.
Nearly 100 of Shawnee County Sheriff’s Deputies are getting pay increase.
A heated discussion in yesterday morning’s County Commission Meeting led to a 2 to 1 vote approving the raise.
125 thousand dollars will go towards the deputies. Commissioner Bob Archer voted no, saying with today’s economy and unemployment, it’s unfair.
Archer claims that deputies have received a 76 percent wage increase since 2003.
“I’d like somebody to tell me one other organization, group of employees, bargaining unit that has received anywhere near a 76 percent increase in their pay,” says Archer. “So I won’t support this, an experienced officer that's already on duty and that's not something you can attach a dollar value to. As an employer we have a duty to our employees and I will be approving this contract.”
Shawnee County Sheriff says the raise will help both the County and public safety.
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