It will be up to the full County Board to choose between two widely different committee recommendations for increasing the Shawano County sheriff’s salary in 2019. The administrative committee in February recommended a 2 percent increase starting next year for the sheriff, whose 2018 salary was set at $73,368, with subsequent 2 percent increases for each of the next three years of the term.
The public safety committee, however, met last week and recommended an 8 percent increase for the sheriff in 2019, bumping the salary up by $5,869 to $79,237. The subsequent three years would each be a 2 percent increase.
Public safety sent its revised salary recommendation back to the administrative committee for further review. The committee took it up on Tuesday and decided to send both recommendations to the County Board to hash out.
The Shawano Police and Shawano County Sheriff’s departments will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual “Click It or Ticket” safety belt enforcement campaign from May 22 to June 4.
Through enforcement and education, we want to prevent injuries and deaths by encouraging everyone to buckle up — every day, every trip. Although the state’s safety belt use rate of 88.4 percent is the highest ever, nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes last year were not wearing safety belts, according to police. In addition, last year there were more than 68,500 convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.