The Placer County Sheriff’s Office will be adding more deputies. Lt. Mark Reed with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the department applied for and received grant funds from the Cops Program which will allow them to add 22 more law-enforcement system employees including 14 new correctional system employees, 7 new deputies including a technology systems analyst.
“It’s called the COPS grant. It’s for eight deputies for three years and possibly extending it to four years.”
The county will be responsible for costs in the fourth year. County Executive Officer Tom Miller said the county would be spending an estimated $157,000 in general fund money for the COPS-grant hires – plus an upfront, lump-sum retirement payment to cover post-retirement benefits such as medical insurance. Placer County has been paying in $50,000 for each new hire.