Board OKs rate hike for sheriff's services in cities


Last updated 6/1/2018 at 3:47pm

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved Sheriff Stan Sniff’s request to hike the blanket rate charged to 17 cities and other contract entities for the use of patrol deputies.

The increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2017, and it was sought to recoup higher operational costs incurred by the sheriff’s department.

“The rate is still too high,” Supervisor Marion Ashley said. “But the good news is, (hourly) overtime rates are down 8.9 percent. So, money is being saved.”

Under the revised rate schedule, the cost of a sheriff’s patrol deputy will rise f...

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