MDC officers to get 8 percent pay raise

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Commissioners have voted to increase the pay of Metropolitan Detention Center correctional officers.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the commissioners agreed to an 8 percent pay increase to be effective immediately.

Under the contract, corrections officers on the job two to four years will see their base pay increase by about $2,900.

Those on the job five or more years will see an increase of about $3,300.

The new contract will cost the county $2.5 million a year.

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