RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CLARKE-FAUQUIER-FREDERICK-WINCHESTER REGIONAL ADULT DETENTION CENTER (“THE REGIONAL JAIL”) TO PROVIDE VIRGINIA LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT SYSTEM (LEOS) BENEFITS TO SWORN CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION  51.1-138 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA

 

WHEREAS, Fauquier County, pursuant to its Regional Jail Agreement, is one of the jurisdictions which own and operate the Regional Jail; and

 

WHEREAS, the Regional Jail Board has requested permission from the participating jurisdictions to endow its sworn correctional officers with Virginia Law Enforcement Retirement System (LEOS) benefits as authorized by Section 51.1-138 of the Code of Virginia; and

 

WHEREAS, LEOS benefits provide for full, unreduced retirement and a post retirement supplement at age 50 for those sworn officers with at least 25 years of creditable service, or at age 60 for those with at least five years of creditable service; and

 

WHEREAS, LEOS benefits are routinely provided by regional jails throughout Virginia, and are an effective tool in recruiting and retaining highly qualified and competent sworn officers; and  

 

WHEREAS, the request to endow sworn officers at the Regional Jail with LEOS benefits has been reviewed by the Budget Office, and does not pose any additional costs over those already anticipated in the FY 2006 budget submission; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of  March 2005, at the Regional Jail Board’s request to endow its sworn officers with LEOS benefits beginning in FY 2006 be, and is hereby, authorized.