Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office- Summary of Cost

CURRENT COSTS:

 

Currently there are 15 deputies and 1 investigator permanently assigned to the District 1 area.  The cost associated with these positions are as follows.  This chart shows actual numbers for the 16 deputies currently assigned to District 1. 

 

Position

Average Salary

FICA

Retirement

Health Ins.

Full Family

Worker’s Comp

Avg. Total per Deputy

Patrol Deputy x 10

$40,495

$3,097

$5,564

$11,414

$1,611

$59,084

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrol Sgt x 4

$49,447

$3,782

$6,794

$11,414

$1,967

$73,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrol Lt.

$59,500

$4,551

$8,175

$11,414

$2,368

$86,008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investigator

$42,500

$3,251

$5,839

$11,414

$1,691

$64,695

 

 

Average Costs associated with adding a position:

Salary for New Deputy- Based on Career Ladder

$37,500-$45,500

Average new hire: $38,500

Fringe Benefits estimate (includes full family medical): $21,218

 

Equipment Necessary for New Deputy

Uniforms (Including badge, duty belt, leather gear, clothing, rain coat, etc.)

1,800

Laptop, Radio, Digital Camera

2,100      Add $3,000 if 800 radio

Handgun and Patrol Rifle

1,200

Law Enforcement Equipment (handcuffs, Taser, flashlight, fingerprint, OC spray, etc.)

1,300

Ballistic Vest

700

 

 

Total Equipment

$6,500     Add $3,000 if 800 radio

 

 

 

 

Other Annual Estimated costs to maintain 16 Deputies

Description

Estimated Cost

Multiple

 

Overtime

$2,000

(It takes approximately $1,700 to cover training time alone)

(15) Per Deputy to cover training and vacancies.  Lt. is exempt

$30,000

Training

$834

(16) Per Deputy

$13,334

Gasoline

$1,440

(16) Per Deputy

$23,040

Vehicle Maintenance

$1,200

(16) Per Deputy

$19,200

Internet Service

$560

(16) Per Deputy

$8,960

General Supplies

$2,000

 

$2,000

Supplies Clothing

$4,000

 

$4,000

Communications

$5,000

 

$5,000

Protective Clothing

$2,000

 

$2,000

Law Enforcement

$10,000

 

$10,000

Substation Rent

$41,046

1

$41,046

Utilities-Telephone

$2,400

 

$2,400

Substation Utilities

Unknown paid by county administration

 

 

 

Additional Consideration:

 

1.       On almost a daily basis, deputies from District 2 assist deputies from District 1 with calls for service on the lower end of District 1.  Depending on where the incorporation line is drawn, this could have a significant effect on the required manpower.    

2.       Currently, Deputies in District 1 do not work traffic collisions.  It is the responsibility of the South Carolina Highway Patrol to respond to accidents within the unincorporated areas of the county.  Upon incorporation, traffic collisions would become an additional responsibility that would require additional manpower.  We have requested statistics from SCHP regarding collisions but have not yet received them. 

3.       These figures also do not include narcotics investigators, crime scene investigators, additional investigators, training, professional standards, records, and other support functions of the Sheriff’s Office.  Contracting with the Sheriff’s Office would allow the incorporated area to have the benefit of the Sheriff’s Office’s support functions.  Creating a new law enforcement agency would require the creation of these services. 

 

 

4.       Inmate Per Diem- Currently the County of Lancaster charges the City of Lancaster for City inmates who are housed at the Detention Center.  The Town of Heath Springs and the Town of Kershaw are not charged because they are contracted with the Sheriff’s Office.  The current rate is $33.43 per inmate/per day.  In 2015, the City of Lancaster paid $44,994 to house inmates at our facility. 

5.       Municipal Court-   In order for an incorporated area to collect fines associated with criminal or traffic citations written by deputies within the limits of the incorporation, there must be a municipal court.  If there is no municipal court, all fines collected will pass through the magistrate’s office. 

 

Additionally, the municipal court must be able to provide coverage for bond hearings for criminal charges made within the incorporated area.  If a deputy arrests someone within the incorporated area, he/she can book the case to either municipal court or the magistrate’s court.  If the case is booked to the municipal court, a municipal judge must set the bond at the detention center.  If there is no municipal court or municipal judge, the case must be booked to the magistrate’s court which again means all fines associated with the criminal charge will pass through the magistrate’s court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicles:    Marked Patrol Vehicle- Ford Taurus Interceptor

Quantity

Description

Unit Price

Amount

1

LIBERTY II 48" LIGHTBAR

1350

1350

1

295SLSA6 SIREN/LIGHT CONTROL

299

299

1

100 WATT SIREN SPEAKER

125

125

1

PUSHBUMPER

187

187

1

HEAVY DUTY WRAPAROUND

257

257

1

23" CONSOLE SEDAN

275

275

1

DUAL CUP HOLDER

30

30

1

ARMREST HINGED PAD

72

72

1

2"PLATE W/3-12VDC OUTLETS

32

32

1

COMPUTER MOUNT

231.22

231.22

1

UNIVERSAL LAPTOP MOUNT

202.8

202.8

1

WINDOW BARRIER POLY SEDAN

172.64

172.64

1

PARTITION/SLIDE WINDOW/EX. LEG ROOM

525

525

1

REAR TRANSPORT SEAT, GREY / INTERCEPTOR SEDAN

326.9

326.9

1

CONSLOE MIC CLIP BRACKET 2 PER CAR@$10.29EA.

20.58

20.58

1

CONSOLE MIC CLIP 2 PER CAR @ $8.09 EACH

16.18

16.18

1

CHARGEGUARD AUTO SHUTOFF TIMER

69

69

1

VERTEX BLUE 2-F/2-R @ $70.00 EACH

280

280

1

SANTA CRUZ GUN LOCK

199.99

199.99

1

SIDEKICK FENDER LIGHT SEDAN

296.4

296.4

1

MOTOROLA VHF RADIO 100 WATT

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

1

WATCHGUARD CAMERA SYSTEM

4995

4995

1

FIRE EXTINGUISHER W/ VEH. BRKT.

$60.00

$60.00

1

BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN KIT

20

20

1

FIRST AID KIT

20

20

1

STREAMLIGHT CHARGER & POWER CORD

$26.27

$26.27

1

WIRELESS INTERNET MODEM

$760

760

1

WHISTLER POWER INVERTER

$45.28

$45.28

1

MOBILE MARK ANTENNA/ SMA PLUG X3

$100

100

1

STRIPE PACKAGE

$440.00

$440.00

 SPEED MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT (RADAR/LIDAR)

$2,500 

$2,500 

1

INSTALLATION PRICE $850.00 + $200.00

$1,050.00

$1,050.00

 

 

 

 

1

MARKED FORD POLICE INTERCEPTOR SEDAN AWD

$25,150.00

$25,150.00

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

41374.26

41374.26

·         Add $ for a 800 vehicle radio