Sheriff pitches salary increase for deputies

To pay for an estimated $1.6 million increase to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies’ salaries, County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson proposed Monday that the county pull the money from capital expenditures.

Sheriff Bob Johnson made a presentation to the commissioners during their regular meeting comparing Santa Rosa to other counties.

Currently, deputies in Santa Rosa start out at roughly $4,000-$8,000 less than most neighboring law enforcement offices.

Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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