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    Jacksboro Police Chief Scott Haynes explains his new pay scale which city council members approved during their Monday, Sept. 27 meeting. Photo/Brian Smith

Jacksboro PD updates its sliding pay scale

In an attempt to even the playing field of pay between the City of Jacksboro and Jack County Sheriff’s Office, Aldermen approved a new sliding pay scale as part of the regular Sept. 27 meeting.

Chief Scott Haynes presented his seven-year step scale for patrolmen which will up the pay scale from $14.29 to $19.14 an hour to $18.41 to $21.95. Depending on education or different certifications that can go higher. Haynes told the council that an intermediate certification was worth an additional $50 a month with advanced certification $100 a month and master certification another $150 a month. SRO James Henry recently received his intermediate certification with Officer Jeff Tyler receiving his advanced. This is above the pay grade.

Employees received a three percent pay raise last week as part of the 2022 Fiscal year budget.

The monies come from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and will amount to about $50,000 or $60,000 a year, City Manager Mike Smith said. Haynes said with no big ticket items expected to be purchased in the next few years, affording the new scale can be done once the ARPA funds expire in 2024.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 6 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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