§20-7-1a. Natural resources police officer salary increase based
on length of service.
(a) Effective July 1, 2002, each natural resources police
officer shall receive and be entitled to an increase in salary
based on length of service, including that heretofore and hereafter
served as a natural resources police officer as follows: For five
years of service with the division, a natural resources police
officer shall receive a salary increase of $600 per year payable
during his or her next three years of service and a like increase
at three-year intervals thereafter, with these increases to be
cumulative. A salary increase shall be based upon years of service
as of July 1 of each year and may not be recalculated until July 1
of the following year.
Conservation officers in service at the time the amendment to
this section becomes effective shall be given credit for prior
service and shall be paid salaries as the same length of service
will entitle them to receive under the provisions hereof.
(b) This section does not apply to special or emergency
natural resources police officers appointed under the authority of
section one of this article.