Contract agreement reached for jail and civil Monroe County deputies

Jan 26, 2018

Credit Office of Monroe County Executive/Twitter

A bargaining unit representing 450 jail and civil deputies in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has a new contract.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, Sheriff Todd Baxter, and Deputy Sheriff's Association President Michael Samperi announced Friday night that a contract agreement was reached which runs through December of 2022.

It guarantees jail and civil deputies will get a raise every year for an average of 1.5% over the life of the contract. It also includes healthcare coverage.

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says she’s pleased they were able to finalize a contract which recognizes “the important work these deputies do every day to protect public safe,” and Dinolfo called it a “fair and balanced agreement” that serves the interests of the Sheriff’s Office, the deputies and taxpayers.

Baxter called it a “win-win” and says that during their time without a contract, the deputies never wavered in their professionalism or dedication to service.

Samperi also called it a fair contract and thanks Baxter and Dinolfo for their support.

The Deputy Sheriff’s Association is one of four units representing Monroe County Deputies. The contract must still be approved by the County Legislature.