New Butte undersheriff expected to bring fresh perspective to the job

Kory L. Honea, 39, quietly assumed the job of Butte County Undersheriff in early July, but he hopes to make some noise as one of the youngest ever to serve in the second spot with county's largest law enforcement agency. Full Story
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liberals know best

Chico, CA

#1 Sep 6, 2010
Well I certainly hope with his investigations experience he can shape up some of his lazy investigators. I'm sick of the department's incompetent investigations. Months and sometimes years go by and at the end we know less then when they started.
Empty Pocketbook

Paradise, CA

#2 Sep 6, 2010
For $120,000 I would move to Butte County too!
Helen Harberts

Chico, CA

#3 Sep 6, 2010
Good person for a tough job. Compliments to the Sheriff Smith for his selection.
wow

Chico, CA

#4 Sep 6, 2010
All that tax payer money going to someone that went to one of those online schools?
These guys are making too much!
Butte Local

Sacramento, CA

#5 Sep 6, 2010
wow wrote:
All that tax payer money going to someone that went to one of those online schools?
These guys are making too much!
Out of control spending on welfare, other crap governemnt programs, and handouts to illegals are what you should be worried about. Public safety should make what they do. Why aren't you doing the job and making the good money? Because you don't want to...and if you did, you wouldn't be good enough.
Helen Harberts

Chico, CA

#6 Sep 6, 2010
Some of the people who comment on this site are the reason that some animals eat their young.
East Oroville

Chico, CA

#7 Sep 6, 2010
Kory is a great guy & is already doing a great job as Undersheriff. He will bring excellent changes to the Sheriff's Department. Oh, and I agree with Helen Harberts.
John Curtis

Oroville, CA

#8 Sep 6, 2010
Give Honea a chance... at least he showed the initiative to try and better his education. Give the BCSO patrol division credit for doing a job that only second-guessing idiots would think is easy.
James Dimmitt

United States

#9 Sep 6, 2010
Kory is a brilliant investigator and a great guy. He'll do a superb job in that position. Congratulations.
Tom Nickell

Chico, CA

#10 Sep 6, 2010
I have worked with Kory since 1995 and watched him move up in the ranks of the Department. I have worked cases with him involving the CHP in Chico, and when I was with BINTF. For those of you who are afraid of the position that Kory has taken, Sheriff Smith picked the best!!! He is fair, just, honest, and looks out for all parties involved in a criminal case. TOM NICKELL, Retired CHP
bob

Oroville, CA

#11 Sep 7, 2010
who cares?
Chico Reader

Firebaugh, CA

#12 Sep 7, 2010
Tom Nickell. Retired on disability retirement that we all pay for.
Empty Pocketbook

Paradise, CA

#13 Sep 7, 2010
Chico Reader wrote:
Tom Nickell. Retired on disability retirement that we all pay for.
And that he EARNED! Get it? Try getting out on the highway sometimes and trying to stop speeders or druggies or hit - run drivers. My son is a CHP officer and is close to retirement. Everyday is a new experience for him even after 25 years.
liberals know best

Chico, CA

#14 Sep 7, 2010
Helen Harberts wrote:
Some of the people who comment on this site are the reason that some animals eat their young.
Does this mean you eat your young? What a stupid comment for someone in your position.
liberals know best

Chico, CA

#15 Sep 7, 2010
bob wrote:
who cares?
you might if you are the victim of a crime and need BCSO.
peter hockings

Oroville, CA

#16 Sep 7, 2010
wow $120.000 a year?? geez, seems like a lot of money for a public servant,maybe $75-80.000yr. but 120.000?? i dunno..i know their job can be dangerous and quite a hassle at times as well as pretty demanding too, but assuming he works 40 hours per week and works 52 weeks per year( no vacation) that would break down to about $57.69per hour or about $461.50 per 8 hr. shift, man thats awfully good wages for this depressed area !!!!and how much in benifits on top of the wages are included with the position, since a under sherriff is not neede here in butte county, that money could sure go towards what would seem like better programs or???
Chico Reader

Firebaugh, CA

#17 Sep 7, 2010
Empty Pocketbook wrote:
<quoted text>
And that he EARNED! Get it? Try getting out on the highway sometimes and trying to stop speeders or druggies or hit - run drivers. My son is a CHP officer and is close to retirement. Everyday is a new experience for him even after 25 years.
More than 75% of ALL CHP Officers retire with a disability pension (tax free). They all earned it?
Empty Pocketbook

Paradise, CA

#18 Sep 7, 2010
Chico Reader wrote:
<quoted text> More than 75% of ALL CHP Officers retire with a disability pension (tax free). They all earned it?
Where do you get your information? That is a large percentage. I know two officers in Glenn County who retired and within a year they dropped dead with a heart attack.
Helen Harberts

Chico, CA

#19 Sep 8, 2010
peter hockings wrote:
wow $120.000 a year?? geez, seems like a lot of money for a public servant,maybe $75-80.000yr. but 120.000?? i dunno..i know their job can be dangerous and quite a hassle at times as well as pretty demanding too, but assuming he works 40 hours per week and works 52 weeks per year( no vacation) that would break down to about $57.69per hour or about $461.50 per 8 hr. shift, man thats awfully good wages for this depressed area !!!!and how much in benifits on top of the wages are included with the position, since a under sherriff is not neede here in butte county, that money could sure go towards what would seem like better programs or???
CHP wages are state wide rates
Magalia

Chico, CA

#20 Sep 8, 2010
peter hockings wrote:
wow $120.000 a year?? geez, seems like a lot of money for a public servant,maybe $75-80.000yr. but 120.000?? i dunno..i know their job can be dangerous and quite a hassle at times as well as pretty demanding too, but assuming he works 40 hours per week and works 52 weeks per year( no vacation) that would break down to about $57.69per hour or about $461.50 per 8 hr. shift, man thats awfully good wages for this depressed area !!!!and how much in benifits on top of the wages are included with the position, since a under sherriff is not neede here in butte county, that money could sure go towards what would seem like better programs or???
I respect your opinion however I have to point out one error in the mathematical equation. Your equation presumes a 40-hour workweek. That is most definitely NOT the case with law enforcement administration. They do not "punch a timeclock" in at 8:00 and out at 5:00. They are on-call 24/7 and that includes holidays, weekends, and periods they plan for vacations. Believe it or not if an incident happens personal leave goes out the window. They do not earn overtime.

Consider the number of major incidents that take place "off-peak" like nights, weekends, and holidays. On these instances a law enforcement officer and frequently administrators like an Undersheriff or the Sheriff himself will be called out to oversee the operation. This is after putting in a 10- to 12- hour day taking care of their regular work, meeting with prosecutors to prepare testimony for a trial, etc.

Yes,$120,000 is a lot of money and may seem out-of-line with the current economic condition particularly in our county. I just needed to point out the one inaccuracy in your equation that makes the wages look more inflated than they really are.

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