DEN­VER SHER­IFF STAFF TO GET RAISE OVER TWO YEARS

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kieran Ni­chol­son Kieran Ni­chol­son: 303-954-1822, kni­chol­son@den­ver­post.com or @kier­an­ni­chol­son

The City Coun­cil on Mon­day evening ap­proved a 6.25 per­cent raise for mem­bers of the Den­ver Sher­iff Depart­ment.

The two-year agree­ment reached be­tween the city and the Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Po­lice, Den­ver Sher­iff Lodge 27, calls for a 3.25 per­cent pay raise ef­fec­tive back to Jan. 1, and a 3 per­cent pay raise ef­fec­tive Jan. 1, 2017, for mem­bers cov­ered by col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing.

The res­o­lu­tion was ap­proved unan­i­mously by a 13-0 vote in a block, among other res­o­lu­tions, and with­out fur­ther com­ment or ques­tions.

The sher­iff ’s depart­ment is train­ing the largest class of re­cruits in its his­tory this month to re­lieve staffing short­ages at the city’s jails.

In Novem­ber, the City Coun­cil ap­proved $24 mil­lion for the depart­ment aimed at re­form ef­forts and to hire new deputies. The depart­ment plans to spend $6.8 mil­lion to train, equip and pay up to 200 re­cruits through the end of 2016.

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