During it’s regular monthly meeting Monday, the Sherman City Council is expected to consider an ordinance that would provide higher starting pay to police officers with prior experience. The change would allow new officers to enter the department laterally rather than starting on the bottom rung. Experienced police who are new to the department would see their pay increase between $5,700 and 7,500 annually, based on experience.

During it’s regular monthly meeting Monday, the Sherman City Council is expected to consider an ordinance that would provide higher starting pay to police officers with prior experience. The change would allow new officers to enter the department laterally rather than starting on the bottom rung. Experienced police who are new to the department would see their pay increase between $5,700 and 7,500 annually, based on experience.


Chief of Police Otis Henry will present an update to councilors regarding the department’s hiring initiative. Sherman police are expanding the reach of their search for new officers to fill vacancies.


In other business, the City Council will consider adding a permanent stop sign on Hilre Drive at Knollwood Drive. The city will use 160 tax dollars to erect the edifice if the new sign is approved.


The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at Sherman City Hall.