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OPSO Deputies To Get Pay Raise Starting Jan. 5, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - 1-2-2018

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) deputies will receive pay raises in 2018. The pay raises come from an additional $3 million being included in OPSO's 2018 budget to cover costs associated with the agency's consent judgment. The New Orleans City Council approved OPSO's budget Dec. 1, 2017.

Under the approved budget, sheriff's deputies' base pay will go up an additional $2,000 annually Jan. 5, 2018. Sheriff's deputies will receive another $1,500 annual pay increase starting July 1, 2018. The total $3,500 increases mean that a sheriff's deputy's base salary of $26,000 after six months will rise to $29,500 annually. Sheriff's deputies who qualify for state supplemental pay will receive an additional $6,000 annually, boosting their annual salaries to $35,500.

Sheriff's deputies are also expected to receive an additional $3,500 pay increase in January 2019. That anticipated increase means a sheriff's deputy who starts with the agency today and becomes Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified could earn $39,000 annually by the end of 2019.

In a joint statement, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and Independent Compliance Director Gary Maynard said, "Raising the pay for the trained law enforcement professionals of the OPSO has been a primary goal for this office for years. It is also key to reaching the benchmarks outlined by the consent decree. These increases were hard fought and the decision of the New Orleans City Council and Mayor to support them will help better the security operations of the Orleans Parish jail facilities on a 24-hour-a-day basis. These pay increases will also help with staff retention and recruitment."


 

Funeral Services for OPSO Lt. Rose Dillworth set for Saturday

NEW ORLEANS - 12-14-2017Lt_Dillworth

Funeral services for Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office Lt. Rose Dillworth, who died in the line of duty, will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, at Little Zion Baptist Church, 200 Kenner Ave. in Kenner. Visitation begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m.

Expected to attend the funeral are OPSO officials, along with a contingent of Sheriff's Office personnel, including Lt. Dillworth's platoon, and an honor guard. Uniformed officers from other area law enforcement agencies have been invited to attend.

After the service at Little Zion, OPSO motorcycle officers will lead a motorcade to Providence Memorial Park , 8200 Airline Highway in Metairie, where Lt. Dillworth's remains will be laid to rest.

Lt. Dillworth, a 16-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, died as a result of a medical issue she sustained in the line of duty. On Dec. 3, Lt. Dillworth responded to a call for back up by another deputy inside the Orleans Justice Center. While on the scene, Lt. Dillworth complained of shortness of breath. She was attended to by medical staff and transported to University Medical Center where she died on Dec. 6. She was 51.

In memoriam, Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman has ordered OPSO flags be flown at half-staff, ending at sunset Monday, Dec. 18.


 

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