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.