Progress regarding officer pay in Berkeley County

West Virginia

The proposed pay raises for Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is still continuing.

After a long debated issue regarding officer pay, Berkeley County Council members along with the sheriffs have made good progress.

Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller says he worked out a $5,500 temporary supplement for each officer, which would take place over five pay periods until the end of June. Keller says the department will be getting what they proposed in the beginning, however there are some changes that will be tabled for next week.

The pay raise depends on the officers’ rank as well as experience. Currently, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department has 56 sheriff’s deputies, and the pay raise will go to all of them.

“We’re looking forward to more people interested in applying for deputy sheriff because they’ll know they’ll have some kind of future once they go into the department,” said
 Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller.

Officials believe they’ll be able to reach a final decision by next Thursday. We will keep you updated.

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