The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that under the budget approved by the city council, base pay for deputies will rise by $2,000 on Friday. They'll receive another $1,500 annual salary boost on July 1.
When both $3,500 salary hikes are enacted, the sheriff's office says a deputy's base salary will be $29,500 a year. Those deputies who qualify for a state supplement receive another $6,000 on top of the base pay.
The sheriff's office operates the city jail.
The office said the raises will be paid with $3 million added to its budget to cover costs associated with reforms ordered under the settlement of a 2012 lawsuit filed by inmate advocates and the Justice Department.