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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XI
Chapter 145
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F.S. 145.071
145.071 Sheriff.
(1) Each sheriff shall receive as salary the amount indicated, based on the population of his or her county. In addition, a compensation shall be made for population increments over the minimum for each group, which shall be determined by multiplying the population in excess of the minimum for the group times the group rate.
Pop. GroupCounty Pop. RangeBase SalaryGroup Rate
VI1,000,000 38,5750.00400
(2)(a) There shall be an additional $2,000 per year special qualification salary for each sheriff who has met the qualification requirements established by the Department of Law Enforcement. Any sheriff who so qualifies during a calendar year shall receive in that year a pro rata share of the special qualification salary based on the remaining period of the year.
(b) In order to qualify for the special qualification salary described in paragraph (a), the sheriff must complete the requirements specified in that paragraph within 6 years after first taking office.
(c) After a sheriff meets the requirements of paragraph (a), in order to remain qualified the sheriff shall thereafter be required to complete each year a course of continuing education as prescribed by the Department of Law Enforcement.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section or s. 145.19, each sheriff may reduce his or her salary rate on a voluntary basis.
History.s. 1, ch. 61-461; s. 1, ch. 63-560; s. 1, ch. 65-356; s. 2, ch. 67-543; s. 2, ch. 67-576; s. 5, ch. 69-346; ss. 1-3, ch. 70-395; s. 5, ch. 73-173; s. 46, ch. 73-333; ss. 3, 13, ch. 80-377; s. 1, ch. 81-216; s. 5, ch. 85-322; s. 21, ch. 87-224; s. 1, ch. 89-178; s. 28, ch. 91-45; s. 855, ch. 95-147; s. 3, ch. 2011-158.