DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — Erik Maness, a chief deputy for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, will be sworn in as undersheriff in the Board of Supervisors’ Chamber on Thursday, March 10.

Maness, who has worked for the Sheriff’s Department for more than 25 years in various roles, will be the first African American to hold the position of undersheriff. The promotion ceremony starts at 1:00 p.m.

The undersheriff is a sworn-officer who takes measure directly under the sheriff, and performs all the duties of the sheriff’s office, with the exception where the personal presence of the high-sheriff is necessary.

With the inclusion of Maness, 15 other promotions in the Sheriff’s department will be conducted for a captain, lieutenants, sergeants, and a records officer II.

The current undersheriff’s regularly pay for the county was listed at $182, 232.00 in the year 2014. Maness was making $161,857.60 as chief deputy during the same time period.

Sacramento Sheriff Scott R. Jones, who called for Maness’ promotion, regular pay is listed at $205,273.60 for the year 2014, according to Transparent California.

These pay figures do not include benefits and additional pay.

The County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers is at 700 H Street in downtown Sacramento.
By Antonio R. Harvey
OBSERVER Staff WriterOBSERVER Staff Writer