St. Louis County Council on Tuesday passed legislation that would give higher-ranked St. Louis County Police personnel a pay raise.
The legislation was passed 6-0 and would give officers ranked lieutenant and above a higher salary.
On average, the higher ranked commanders for the police department would receive an approximate 15 percent raise.
Last month, the council unanimously passed legislation that would give all other St. Louis County Police officers a 30 percent raise as well.
Both of the county police raises would come from Proposition P tax with approximately $19 million of the tax money going towards the increase in salary for county police.
Proposition P is a half-cent sales tax that’s expected to generate $80 million a year for public safety. It was passed this April with sixty-three percent of St. Louis County voters voting in favor of the tax.
Also on Tuesday, Page’s bill that would appropriate money to hire an additional police officer for the St. Louis Terrorism Early Warning Group and attorney services related to the St. Louis Fusion Center moved to final passage.
The bill would authorize County Executive Steve Stenger to accept a grant of up to $152,000 from East-West Gateway Council of Governments to fund these positions.