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KLEA votes to pass multi-million dollar raise for Kern County Sheriff's Office

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 21:29:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Wednesday night, in a 54% vote, the Kern County Law Enforcement Association passed a funding package offered by the Board of Supervisors that would make KCSO the highest paid law enforcement agency in Kern County.

The $10 million raise reportedly includes Fitness Pay and F step into an elevated base salary range. In addition, the proposed raise also looks to include a $400 increase in uniform allowance, and a $10,000 recruitment bonus for new Deputy Sheriff appointees.

The final contract between the county and KLEA will go into effect September 14.