BAKERSFIELD, CA (Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 5:36 p.m.)—After the July 23 executive session of the Kern County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop reported the board’s approval for a new contract proposal to be submitted to the Kern Law Enforcement Association (KLEA). He said it was designed to address challenges to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office for retention and recruitment.
“Today we’re submitting to the Kern Law Enforcement Association a proposed contract that will make KCSO officers the highest paid in Kern County,” CAO Alsop said. He added that funding is included for four new lieutenant positions and signing bonuses for line staff.
“This contract requests no concessions from KLEA. It includes and allocates $10 million in new spending for just the Kern County Sheriff’s Office alone. We want to show that this is a priority of the Board of Supervisors. We want to get this contract signed… today if we could,” Alsop said.
See attached the two proposals, one to the Kern Law Enforcement Association Proposal Summary and a second to the Kern County Sheriff’s Command Association Proposal Summary.
This is part of the July 19, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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