Starke County Council Approves Jail Commander Pay Raise

Starke County Justice CenterStarke County Sheriff Bill Dulin can increase the starting pay for his next jail commander after action Monday evening by the Starke County Council.

They agreed to bump the salary for that position from $35,374 to $38,000 and revisit it while crafting the county’s budget for next year. The current salary is $500 per more than a full-time jailer makes. Dulin had requested an increase to between $40,000 and $42,000 to take into consideration the extra responsibilities of running the new jail and attract a qualified candidate for the position. Councilman and former sheriff Bob Sims noted the jail commander has an important job with a lot of responsibility. Dulin is currently looking for a jail commander, as the previous one resigned for medical reasons.