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Kenton County deputy jailer/salary/hourly

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be a deputy jailer

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Jan 10, 2013
I wanted to know how much a deputy jailer in Kenton County Jail makes. I heard that it was low and that deputies got a raise in 2011. How is the jail, and do they get raises?
dumb buzzard

United States

#2 Jan 11, 2013
the new jail is very nice in Kenton county. I believe pay for deputy jailer starting off is under 12 bucks an hour. but work is pretty easy
Lover not a fighter

Cincinnati, OH

#3 May 3, 2013
The pay is over 12 the job is not easy. It has demanding hours and a constant stress level. The job may look easy but it can be rough. Some inmates are the scum you hear on the news they are dangerous. You will supervise more inmates in a year than a police officer will arrest in his or her career. There is no respect in that job you are easily replaceable. The new jail is nice and the deputies work there asses off to keep it that way. Stay in school is my advice.
Deputy jailer

Covington, KY

#4 Sep 19, 2013
pay scale is 1250-1750 not bad for retire after 25years, dececent benefits.

if you want to be a police officer than strive for that, the jail can suck you in and ruin your career. its a great JOB for the experience but not a career. teaches you alot about people in general and how to handle them.

Since: Sep 13

Greenville, KY

#5 Sep 27, 2013
my husbands uncle worked in a smaller county jail in the 80s. he said what it taught him was stay out of that kind of work unless you want to hate people.
he said you expect stupidity from the inmates, but it was a peyton place with those guards.
hopefully its better now.
i have family in western ky that see some really back wood hillbilly stuff getting pulled off.

“I'm not the Reds pitcher”

Since: Jun 13

Hick town, USA

#6 Sep 28, 2013
Deputy jailer wrote:
pay scale is 1250-1750 not bad for retire after 25years, dececent benefits.
if you want to be a police officer than strive for that, the jail can suck you in and ruin your career. its a great JOB for the experience but not a career. teaches you alot about people in general and how to handle them.
No way a civilized person could live on that kind of money, in that position without being corrupt.
deputy Jailer

Covington, KY

#7 Oct 12, 2013
Homer Bailey wrote:
<quoted text>No way a civilized person could live on that kind of money, in that position without being corrupt.
A civilized person with good morals and a quality of life will not become corrupt, but yes with that low of pay people get stuck and shoved into a corner will become corrupt.

Only the ones that come to the jail to learn or start a career in law enforcement do not become corrupt.

We are all sworn Peace officers and most of us bleed blue like any other law enforcment officer. kenton county is under paid and over worked, the jail has a bad rap from previous employees and previous facilty. the newleader is taking control and making well needed changes and weeding out the bad seeds.

if you want job security the jail is the place to work. if you want to get rich go to law school or become a nurse. we dont do it for the money but because we are called to law enforcemnt just like police officers.

“I'm not the Reds pitcher”

Since: Jun 13

Hick town, USA

#8 Oct 12, 2013
deputy Jailer wrote:
<quoted text>
A civilized person with good morals and a quality of life will not become corrupt, but yes with that low of pay people get stuck and shoved into a corner will become corrupt.
Only the ones that come to the jail to learn or start a career in law enforcement do not become corrupt.
We are all sworn Peace officers and most of us bleed blue like any other law enforcment officer. kenton county is under paid and over worked, the jail has a bad rap from previous employees and previous facilty. the newleader is taking control and making well needed changes and weeding out the bad seeds.
if you want job security the jail is the place to work. if you want to get rich go to law school or become a nurse. we dont do it for the money but because we are called to law enforcemnt just like police officers.
Excellent response. What the f@#$ are you doing working there? You obviously have more potential. Have you considered a career in the military? Enlisted pay sucks, but an officer's compensation is not bad. What I was talking about in my last post was a phenomenon (or fact of life) known as Maslow's Hierarchy. Look it up. As a good general rule, people regardless of their morals will eventually default to it for their survival.
Deputy Jailer

Covington, KY

#9 Oct 13, 2013
thank you.
sometimes I ask myself what i am doing then I see that maybe just maybe me being here may help someone to the right track. I have considered military just not what i would do in the military.
Ah, Maslow's Hierarchy of needs yes. It is a phenomenon and actually in an inservice at the jail they explained that as long as we gave the top two needs the rest would fall in to play. With the basic needs of man supplied in the facily and then the security of the human life is secure the social need will be fullfilled by the inmates themselves and would create that sense of good self esteem.
And once one is ok with themselves and their (situation) they will potentially better their situation.
Now as the corrupt you are corret, with low pay the deputy may not feel they can complete the first two needs on that low of pay. what then happens is they reverse the pyramid and become social with the Inamtes and "friends" which may boost their self esteem and potentially start to believe the BS the criminal is telling them. Once this happens they become corrupt to complete the two most basic needs of man. fodd, water,etc and the sense of security. They believe that enhancing their pay under the table will provide and because they are a "Deputy" that they will not get in trouble.
It is our default system and I have seen it in action daily.
both with the Inmates and other "deputies"
you would think in a facility that houses the worst kind of people would have a better hiring process to weed out the bad seeds. I know some will get by, but it seems like lately almost all the "rookies are Ducks.
keynote

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Oct 13, 2013
okay,,,, maybe 12.00 bucks an hour. is it worth it to get your head kicked in by a gang member? nope. i worked at grant co. for awhile, the insurance was good. they never paid me enough to break up fights! it's not worth it. i tried to en-act hazard pay, for everyone who worked for the justice center's, aka, jail and prision's. yeah, it got flushed. just like you will, if you get hurt.
Deputy late watch

Fairfield, OH

#11 Oct 23, 2013
Deputy Jailer wrote:
thank you.
sometimes I ask myself what i am doing then I see that maybe just maybe me being here may help someone to the right track. I have considered military just not what i would do in the military.
Ah, Maslow's Hierarchy of needs yes. It is a phenomenon and actually in an inservice at the jail they explained that as long as we gave the top two needs the rest would fall in to play. With the basic needs of man supplied in the facily and then the security of the human life is secure the social need will be fullfilled by the inmates themselves and would create that sense of good self esteem.
And once one is ok with themselves and their (situation) they will potentially better their situation.
Now as the corrupt you are corret, with low pay the deputy may not feel they can complete the first two needs on that low of pay. what then happens is they reverse the pyramid and become social with the Inamtes and "friends" which may boost their self esteem and potentially start to believe the BS the criminal is telling them. Once this happens they become corrupt to complete the two most basic needs of man. fodd, water,etc and the sense of security. They believe that enhancing their pay under the table will provide and because they are a "Deputy" that they will not get in trouble.
It is our default system and I have seen it in action daily.
both with the Inmates and other "deputies"
you would think in a facility that houses the worst kind of people would have a better hiring process to weed out the bad seeds. I know some will get by, but it seems like lately almost all the "rookies are Ducks.
you are right I'm new myself but these newer guys are ducks
Deputy late watch

Fairfield, OH

#12 Oct 23, 2013
deputy Jailer wrote:
<quoted text>
A civilized person with good morals and a quality of life will not become corrupt, but yes with that low of pay people get stuck and shoved into a corner will become corrupt.
Only the ones that come to the jail to learn or start a career in law enforcement do not become corrupt.
We are all sworn Peace officers and most of us bleed blue like any other law enforcment officer. kenton county is under paid and over worked, the jail has a bad rap from previous employees and previous facilty. the newleader is taking control and making well needed changes and weeding out the bad seeds.
if you want job security the jail is the place to work. if you want to get rich go to law school or become a nurse. we dont do it for the money but because we are called to law enforcemnt just like police officers.
who is this so called new leader.

“I'm not the Reds pitcher”

Since: Jun 13

Hick town, USA

#13 Oct 27, 2013
Deputy Jailer wrote:
thank you.
sometimes I ask myself what i am doing then I see that maybe just maybe me being here may help someone to the right track. I have considered military just not what i would do in the military.
Ah, Maslow's Hierarchy of needs yes. It is a phenomenon and actually in an inservice at the jail they explained that as long as we gave the top two needs the rest would fall in to play. With the basic needs of man supplied in the facily and then the security of the human life is secure the social need will be fullfilled by the inmates themselves and would create that sense of good self esteem.
And once one is ok with themselves and their (situation) they will potentially better their situation.
Now as the corrupt you are corret, with low pay the deputy may not feel they can complete the first two needs on that low of pay. what then happens is they reverse the pyramid and become social with the Inamtes and "friends" which may boost their self esteem and potentially start to believe the BS the criminal is telling them. Once this happens they become corrupt to complete the two most basic needs of man. fodd, water,etc and the sense of security. They believe that enhancing their pay under the table will provide and because they are a "Deputy" that they will not get in trouble.
It is our default system and I have seen it in action daily.
both with the Inmates and other "deputies"
you would think in a facility that houses the worst kind of people would have a better hiring process to weed out the bad seeds. I know some will get by, but it seems like lately almost all the "rookies are Ducks.
Sorry. I was lax in monitoring my posts. Your response confirms my faith in you. Think about the Coast Guard. Your chances of getting killed in combat are slim to none. If you can qualify for OCS you'll pull the same ranks and pay grades as Navy Officers. And a post like Gulf Port MS is not too hard to take. At $60,000 a year or so (after time in grade) you can live like a king in Mississippi.
deputy late watch

Chicago, IL

#14 Nov 3, 2013
Well i was the guy who posted the original post. I been at Kenton County for 11 months now. Its a decent job. The pay is not so great, but i enjoy what i do and i help keep Kenton County safe. You have good days and bad but in all a good job

M.R.
trey

United States

#15 Nov 4, 2013
when did the captain leave? is he corrupt?
Sucks

Columbus, OH

#16 Nov 4, 2013
Jail has sucked and always will suck. Terry Carl can care less, he is there for a pay check. Everyone is replaceable, always someone who want to "get their foot in the door" to law enforcement. Look at the revolving door past few years. Nothing has nor will Change. If Youre in the clique then Youre golden. Kiss ass and be a
Narc then youre golden.
Deputy Jailer

Covington, KY

#17 Nov 21, 2013
Homer Bailey wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry. I was lax in monitoring my posts. Your response confirms my faith in you. Think about the Coast Guard. Your chances of getting killed in combat are slim to none. If you can qualify for OCS you'll pull the same ranks and pay grades as Navy Officers. And a post like Gulf Port MS is not too hard to take. At $60,000 a year or so (after time in grade) you can live like a king in Mississippi.
I have not thought of the Coast Guard. I will look into this and see what I can get in to. I am finished with the Jail thing and I have just started paying my $40k in student loans.$60k is good money and way better than $14hr. My wife and I need a blessing so I will contact the Coast Guard and see what is in store.
Thank you
Deputy Jailer

Covington, KY

#18 Nov 21, 2013
deputy late watch wrote:
Well i was the guy who posted the original post. I been at Kenton County for 11 months now. Its a decent job. The pay is not so great, but i enjoy what i do and i help keep Kenton County safe. You have good days and bad but in all a good job
M.R.
Big M.R!! Lol Yes,you are by far not a Duck.
not exactly

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Nov 21, 2013
I almost find this "tooting" of the horn funny. Several months ago "a friend" interviewed several jailers and inmates. All interviews that were conducted for this project were separate and in various locations.

Jailers REFUSING basic human needs such as toilet paper, vomit laying on the floor of an over crowed room (verified by MANY)and refusal to use proper procedures to clean it (infectious disease control receiving information), refusal of medical attention, physical abuse, verbal abuse, denial of civil rights and uneducated employees is just the surface of this problem. The fact that these "sworn to uphold the law" individuals refer to human beings as scum etc. really shows their own colors.

An investigation of this "place" needs to be performed. When the tables are turned and the deputies become the "scum of the earth" that are locked away so the rest of civilization is protected from them I think a different view will be displayed.

Studies will PROVE that rehabilitation can and is achieved when individuals are treated with respect. Granted, there are individuals that are challenging and dangerous, but most of the individuals that pass through the doors of the county jail are non-violent and have just made the wrong choice. Treating them with dignity and providing education could change their lives.

My advice to you is get out while you can. Dung rolls down hill. The supervisors and leaders can play dumb and claim not to know these things are going on. The individuals observing and not reporting the abuses are held accountable and face charges too.

You sound like an educated person or one that could offer much with more education. Think about what you are doing or what you see or know is going on. You do not want to be part of this when the axe finally comes down.

Remember, not all of those inmates are bad people. some have just made bad choices.

Deputy jailer

Covington, KY

#20 Nov 24, 2013
not exactly wrote:
I almost find this "tooting" of the horn funny. Several months ago "a friend" interviewed several jailers and inmates. All interviews that were conducted for this project were separate and in various locations.
Jailers REFUSING basic human needs such as toilet paper, vomit laying on the floor of an over crowed room (verified by MANY)and refusal to use proper procedures to clean it (infectious disease control receiving information), refusal of medical attention, physical abuse, verbal abuse, denial of civil rights and uneducated employees is just the surface of this problem. The fact that these "sworn to uphold the law" individuals refer to human beings as scum etc. really shows their own colors.
An investigation of this "place" needs to be performed. When the tables are turned and the deputies become the "scum of the earth" that are locked away so the rest of civilization is protected from them I think a different view will be displayed.
Studies will PROVE that rehabilitation can and is achieved when individuals are treated with respect. Granted, there are individuals that are challenging and dangerous, but most of the individuals that pass through the doors of the county jail are non-violent and have just made the wrong choice. Treating them with dignity and providing education could change their lives.
My advice to you is get out while you can. Dung rolls down hill. The supervisors and leaders can play dumb and claim not to know these things are going on. The individuals observing and not reporting the abuses are held accountable and face charges too.
You sound like an educated person or one that could offer much with more education. Think about what you are doing or what you see or know is going on. You do not want to be part of this when the axe finally comes down.
Remember, not all of those inmates are bad people. some have just made bad choices.
I could not have said it better myslef. The basic needs not being met is because the the County is cheap and fail to supply them. Refusing to give Inmates basic needsd is wrong and unconstitutional, To the "Deputies" that think they are hard for doing this shame on you and I know you were probably picked on as a teen but this is a job not a high school.

The lack of professionalism in the facility is only to blame on the poor stadards that the county set up for employment. A two page application and an interview held by the so called "Lt, Cpt" is sad not to mention they have know idea what type a person someone is by a 15 min interveiew. Tere are no actual back ground checks done no process whatsoever. If you know someone you are in who cares if you have been in the jail as an inmate before or if you are dating a current or past inmate they have no standards. teh reason is they can not keep people. A cometative wage and a great enviroment to work will keep people and bring in serious and good people. I believe Terry Carls reign is over and a Sheriff needs to be brought in and the whole staff reevaluated and weed out the bad eggs and other facility rejects. teh amount if abuse that is going on in the facility is too extensive to explain without a lawyer. physical, verbal and sexual harrassment. its time for the county to open their eyes to the so called " detention center" and make it a great place to work and a tough place to live so we can actually clean the streets.
Stay away until this is fixed and get out if you still can

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