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(KSL News) Salt Lake County deputies are working off of a ten year old pay scale. They believe it's hurting recruitment, force morale and the vision of a Unified Police District.
The county's 350 deputies are paid 11 to 13 percent lower than the officer average for other city agencies.
An 11 percent pay increase was requested for the 2006 budget, but Mayor Peter Corroon denied it, saying he doesn't want any major pay changes before the Unified Police District is created.
The new district would be an umbrella organization for Bluffdale, Herriman, Holladay, Riverton and Cottonwood Heights.