Roseville school districts to pay off-duty deputies more for campus security

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department loaning out uniformed officers to elementary, high schools

Off-duty sheriff’s deputies loaned out to outside schools are getting a pay bump.

On January 12, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors renewed an agreement between its sheriff’s department and two Roseville-based school districts to assign off-duty deputies to provide campus security at elementary and high school campuses in neighboring Placer County.

The agreement with the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District and Roseville Joint Union High School District calls for uniformed deputies to be paid $48 an hour, up from $38.47 under the previous agreement. Off-duty program managers will see their hourly wage increase from $46.55 an hour to $58 an hour.

Under the Safe Schools Program, deputies have been performing this service at several districts within the county since 1989, a staff report says. Negotiations with the Roseville districts began in 2010.

According to a county staff report, the “three primary functions of the Safe Schools Program are: (1) providing an immediate response to school emergencies and incidents, (2) to exemplify pro-active law enforcement involvement with presentations on drug and gang awareness, and (3) to provide a deterrent effect through highly visible patrol service.”