Even MORE money for law enforcement

Big thanks to Robert Gonzalez for this detailed write-up! If you want to know more about Robert check out his info here.


This post is intended a friendly reminder of how relentlessly supportive of law enforcement our BOS is.


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Item 16, on the Board of Supervisors agenda from June 14th asked the Sacramento BOS to:

  • Approve The New Three-Year Labor Agreement For The Peace Officers, Law Enforcement Support And Supervisory Law Enforcement Units Represented By The Sacramento County Alliance Of Law Enforcement (SCALE),

  • Approve The New Three-Year Labor Agreement For The Law Enforcement Management Unit Represented By The Law Enforcement Management Association (LEMA),

  • Approve The New ThreeYear Labor Agreement For The Information Technology And System Professionals (UPEC, Local 792),

  • Authorize COLAs For Unrepresented Employees, And Amend Section 45.

Agenda doc linked here.


To sum up, this item approved renewed Labor Agreements between the police unions and Sacramento county. There are an abundance of new changes that include:




Peace Officers:

  • Cost of living increases in each of the three fiscal years as follows: 4% in Year 1; 4% in Year 2; and a CPI-index 2-4% in Year 3.

  • Increase to the Uniform stipend from $950 to $1,200 annually.

  • Longevity pay at 2.5% for employees with 10 years of County employment.

  • Eligibility to participate in the County’s existing Vacation Cash-In policy. Allows cash-in of up to 40 hours annually for eligible employees.


Law Enforcement support and Supervisory Law Enforcement Units:

  • Cost of living increases in each of the three fiscal years as follows: 4% in Year 1; 4% in Year 2; and a CPI-index 2-4% in Year 3.

  • Increase to Bilingual Pay from $0.40 to $0.80 per hour for Oral Skills, and from $0.50 to $1.00 per hour for Oral and Written Skills.

  • Eligibility to participate in the County’s existing Vacation Cash-In policy. Allows cash-in of up to 40 hours annually for eligible employees.


Law Enforcement Managment Unit:

  • Cost of living increases in each of the three fiscal years as follows: 4% in Year 1; 4% in Year 2; and a CPI-index 2-4% in Year 3.

  • Provides for longevity pay at 2.5% for employees with 10 years of County employment.

  • Contains a commitment for the County to revise its 401A plan to provide a 3% County contribution when an employee contributes 1% into the County 457 plan.

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Overall, the board of supervisors approved the new peace officers labor agreement which includes more funding for both peace officers and law enforcement officers. The Board of supervisors increase in law enforcement spending is estimated to be between $1,130,951 and $1,669,399 in additional money to the CURRENT operating budget.


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