New sheriff wants deputies to be state’s highest paid

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson’s analysis of patrol officer salaries shows his deputies earn $3 to $5 an hour less than most patrol officers among neighboring cities.

After he was sworn in Monday, Peterson told the Sun Herald ( ) his long-range goal is for his deputies to be the highest paid deputies in the state before his four-year term ends. He gave the Board of Supervisors a copy of his report, a 19-page analysis that contains salary comparisons and other information.