Friday, November 23, 2018

NoCo Jail Adds Nine New COs

In a ceremony at the courthouse on Wednesday, Northampton County's Department of Corrections provided badges and certificates to nine graduates of the 61st class of its training academy.

“We cannot express enough our deep gratitude to these fine men and women who have chosen to protect the health and safety of their fellow officers and the inmates they watch over,” said Executive Lamont McClure.

These new Corrections Officers are: Daniel Castro, Noah Wilder, Aaron Arizmendi, Stanton Santos, Aiden Pheiffer, Bryce Bohannon, Jeremy Walker, Tiffany Wilson, and Cameron Wehr.

The starting pay for a new CO is NorCo is $16.60 per hour, compared to $19.31 in Lehigh.

Employees who only insure themselves in NorCo walk have a net bi-weekly pay of $1,221.91, compared to a net bi-weekly pay in Lehigh County of $1,392.08. But if you get family coverage, the NorCo take home pay is $1,195.34, compared to $1,247.21 in Lehigh. Prescription, dental or vision coverage is not included and if you want them, that costs you another $78.42 per pay.

9 comments:

E Mest said...

I truly love the comparisons you’ve been doing Bernie. Norco employees have known about this for years. Maybe now with it writing County Council will do something about it. Thanks Bernie!

Anonymous said...

Let them apply for food stamps.

Anonymous said...

I'm a retired Lehigh County Corrections Officer, we used to laugh at the pay of some of these counties and wonder how they retain employees. We would enjoy a Northampton County Corrections Officer with a few years experience jumping ship and joining us in Lehigh....how nice of them to already train and give us an experienced Officer!! We had to stop monthly in service training with Monroe because of the pay difference and damage to their morale, their administrators said their officer's would bitch about how little they were paid after hanging with us for training. Norco needs to step it up!

Anonymous said...

Your information on the benefits is not correct. There is not a separate charge for prescription dental and vision it is all included in the medical benefits. But for the COs their Union pays for their vision.

Anonymous said...

anon 7:48, alleged Lehigh County retiree. Nice try. As an active Northampton county employee your attempt at subterfuge Is amateurish as best.

Anonymous said...

And within a year...half of them will walk..cause they all are wannabe cops waiting for an opening..so this way they get some resume material working as a CO. Happens all the time and the county tax payers are on the hook for the training they are provided. It's an ongoing revolving door at the jail. Money down the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Lots of money for new hires who don't stick around. PAY THE OFFICERS WHO STAY TO DO THE JOB!

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:46 AM....I probably still make better pay and benefits as a LECO retiree then you do as an active employee at Norco. Lol

Anonymous said...

We want a raise