In 2014, the Parity Issues study began the survey of the US county sheriff department jails/ regional jails. The study began looking at the comparison of attrition rates between corrections officers and deputies in departments with parity/ without parity. Other factors, such as training replacement costs, was examined. Part I will be published in the Mar/ Apr 2016 edition of American Jails for the American Jail Association.
The second stage of the study compared the pay level of command staff in county sheriff departments with parity/ without parity.