Mich. sheriff's office would see immediate salary increase of 13% under tentative agreement
The Wayne County Sheriff's Office would also have retention bonuses of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000, based upon years of service, as well as a $5,000 new hire incentive
By Sarah Roebuck
WAYNE, Mich. — Law enforcement officials with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office could see wage increases within the next four years under a tentative collaborative bargaining agreement, according to a news release.
Under the pending agreement with the Police Officers Association of Michigan, which still requires the Wayne County Commission's approval, deputies, detectives and corporals stand to receive wage increases of 24% over the subsequent four years. Once the commission approves the agreement, these officers will immediately experience a 13% boost in their salaries.
In addition to the wage boost, there would be retention bonuses of $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000, based upon years of service, as well as a $5,000 new hire incentive.
"This is great news, and I am excited about the results," Wayne County Sheriff Raphael Washington said in a statement. "The improvement in wages and benefits was not only the right thing to do, but truly a step in the right direction for our department and the County of Wayne."