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March 13, 2017

Supervisors approve deputy raises to slow turnover

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Fauquier’s supervisors last week appropriated funds to address deputy sheriff’s pay.
Fauquier deputies were the lowest paid law enforcement in the area. We’ve had a number of people leave to take jobs in the private sector — construction, power companies and other law enforcement — for more money. It’s been across the board.
— Sheriff Bob Mosier
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During the last five years, 43 deputies have left the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

Of that total, 30 quit for more pay with other law enforcement agencies, to pursue other careers or got fired, Sheriff Bob Mosier said.

The remaining 13 retired during that period.

To help slow rapid turnover within the sheriff’s office, Fauquier’s board of supervisors Thursday increased the minimum salary for eight deputy classifications.

The starting salary for deputies assigned to the county jail and Fauquier’s three courts increased from $37,564 to $41,500 per year.

The starting salary for a corporal in the patrol division increased from $45,687 to $52,145 per year.

Deputy pay had to increase so that he could provide more competitive salaries to recruit and retain deputies, according to Sheriff Mosier.

“Fauquier deputies were the lowest paid law enforcement in the area,” he said. “We’ve had a number of people leave to take jobs in the private sector — construction, power companies and other law enforcement — for more money. It’s been across the board.”

Fauquier deputy pay ranked 15th among 18 area law enforcement agencies, according to a survey conducted by the county’s human resources department.

For example, the starting salary for Warrenton police officers stands at $44,641, according to the town salary scale.

State troopers start at $36,207 per year. But, those in Northern Virginia — including Fauquier — start at $45,241 because of the higher costs of living here.

The salary scale adjustment affects 53 deputies, who will get 4 to 7 percent raises, according to county officials.

The additional pay and benefits for those deputies will cost $139,440 a year.

The supervisors approved the raises retroactively, effective March 1.

Supervisor Mary Lee McDaniel (Marshall District) described the increases as “money well spent.”
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