Franklin County’s Prop P that will be on the ballot April 3 clearly defines which law enforcement officers will receive higher pay if the proposition is approved by voters.
In other counties where a similar type Prop P was approved by voters, there has been confusion as to which officers qualify for raises. In Franklin
County, the ballot wording is clear.
The ballot wording states that the compensation for law enforcement officers, “which shall include commissioned officers of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and commissioned officers of the municipal police departments within Franklin County.”
Prop P is a half-cent sales tax for the county jail, and dispatching services, with the other half going for added compensation for “commissioned” law enforcement officers, both in the sheriff’s department and in municipal departments throughout the county.
The key word is “commissioned” officers.
Prop P needs a simple majority for passage.