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Other provisions of Butte Police Protective Association contact (many were contained in previous contract, too), according to the document and county officials:

  • Pay for all police officers, detention officers and 911 dispatchers increase automatically each year through 20 years.
  • Police detectives are paid 3.4 percent above patrol officer hourly wage; sergeants 14.7 percent more; detective-sergeants make 18.1 percent more; lieutenants 24.4 percent more; detective-lieutenants 27.8 percent more.
  • Patrol officers work five, nine-hour days then get three off in an eight-day period. One of those daily paid hours is for a one-hour meal period, but officers must remain in contact and subject to duty.
  • Detectives work four 10-hour days followed by three off in a seven-day period, with Saturdays and Sundays off and the remaining off day scheduled by sheriff.
  • All employees who work afternoon or graveyard shifts are paid 40 cents per hour on top of their normal wages.
  • Normal overtime is compensated at time-and-a-half.
  • Covered employees get the following holidays off, or if they work, get paid time-and-a-half: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, any general election day and any day declared a legal holiday by the U.S. President.

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(Because President Trump declared Wednesday a federal holiday in honor of the late President H.W. Bush, Butte patrol officers who worked were paid nine hours of straight time but can put an extra 13.5 hours in a “holiday bank” and cash that out at the end of the fiscal year. Those who did not work get their normal hours banked.

  • When the absence of a regularly scheduled law enforcement officer creates the need for a replacement, that person will be paid at one-and-a-half times the normal rate.
  • If replacements are needed on an emergency basis on Christmas, New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or St. Patrick’s Day, they are to be paid three-and-a-half times their regular wage. Replacements on all other holidays get time-and-a-half.
  • All covered employees who attain and maintain EMT certification get paid $60 extra each month.
  • Covered employees can accrue up to 120 hours of compensatory time, which is 80 hours worked and the one-and-a-half premium rate of pay.

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