James Voge, commander of the Sheriffs Office Professional Standards Unit, was given a one-year extension on his contract by supervisors Tuesday.
The contract, approved without comment on the boards consent agenda, will boost Voges pay from $112,944 to $137,280 a year, an approximately 20 percent increase.
Sheriff Ian Parkinson had requested the raise based on Voges 33 years with the Los Angeles Police Departments Internal Affairs Group, and the innovations Voge has brought to the Sheriffs Office over the past two years.
Parkinson said in a report to the Board of Supervisors that Voges expertise allows the county to be assured that all incidents are investigated and handled appropriately, limiting the countys exposure to liability in law enforcement areas
The new contract goes into effect July 1.