Martin City Council raises police officer wages

By Cody Rose

On July 14, the Martin city council raised the starting wage for police officers to $16.25 per hour for uncertified individuals, $17.25 per hour for certified, and $18.25 per hour after a probationary period. Before, the salary was $12 per hour for uncertified and $14 per hour for certified. ...

... According to the council, this pay increase will hopefully result in more hires, which will eventually reduce the stress put on our current officers, ease-up on the overtime budget and limit the vandalism and crime in Martin. At the meeting, it was said that the public made it clear, 24-hour police coverage was a necessity. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online here.

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