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Sheriff Susan Hutson announces pay raise for OPSO deputies

NEW ORLEANS - 12-01-2022

Sheriff Susan Hutson today reported that the hourly wage is going up for most OPSO deputies.

Starting with their Dec. 8 paycheck, all eligible hourly workers at the Sheriff's Office will receive an additional $2.43 per hour. This pay bump means that pay for deputies increases from $15.57 per hour to $18 per hour. Deputies unaffected by the pay increase are those who have received raises since May 2022 as well as new administrative hires.

Sheriff Hutson said, "I promised to fight for deputy pay increases, and thanks to everyone who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with me, I'm delivering on that promise. I also want to thank the New Orleans City Council for recognizing how critical our security workforce is to the administration of criminal justice. Investing in our deputies is really an investment in public safety for all New Orleanians."

Besides increasing deputy pay, Sheriff Hutson is seeking the City Council's support for more compensation and benefits for Sheriff's Office staffers that would include a 5 percent longevity bonus, 100 percent employer-paid healthcare, and a $2 per hour shift differential for working the second shift in the jail.

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