Mississippi Sheriffs to Get Pay Raises

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.

Mississippi sheriffs will get their first pay raise in several years, starting July 1.

Gov. Phil Bryant Friday signed House Bill 1409, which collapses eight population-based pay brackets into five.

Sheriffs in counties with fewer than 15,000 people will make $75,000 a year, while those in counties ranging from 15,000 to 34,000 people will make $80,000. In counties with 34,000 to 45,000 residents, sheriffs will make $85,000, while those in counties with 45,000 to 100,000 people will make $90,000. In counties with more than 100,000 people, sheriffs will make $99,000.

The raises will be funded by process-serving fees for a variety of legal documents, such as warrants in criminal cases.

The bill passed the House 120-1 Feb. 11 and the Senate 48-3 on March 11.


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