July 14, 2017 - 9:00 pm
From my reading of the July 7 Review-Journal article on the state pension system, I believe Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo deserves a raise. Placing aside his pension benefits, his salary of $161,000 to lead 3,115 officers who provide county-wide protection is inadequate. This pay insufficiency is striking when you consider the compensation and staff of the police chiefs of Henderson ($185, 299), North Las Vegas ($158,879) and Reno ($142,022).
While the three leaders no doubt earn their pay, equity should be considered for Sheriff Lombardo.