(A) By the Sheriff. The Sheriff, without the filing of charges with the Commission, may take the following disciplinary measures for infractions of these Rules, Regulations and Procedures:
Reprimand a subordinate orally;
Reprimand a subordinate in writing and place a copy in his Merit Commission file;
Assign to a subordinate extra duty in his regular assignment or otherwise, with or without pay, not to exceed eight (8) hours in any one (1) week or forty (40) hours in any three (3) month period;
Suspend a subordinate for any reasonable period of time not to exceed a total of thirty (30) days within a twelve (12) month period. The Sheriff may suspend any subordinate for a period in addition to the above limited thirty (30) days only after charges against that member have been filed with the Commission on those charges.
All other disciplinary measures by the Sheriff will become a part of the deputy’s Merit Commission file. No other disciplinary measures shall be taken by the Sheriff except by the Order of the Commission.
(B) If the Commission, after a hearing upon charges, shall make a finding of guilty, it may order any of the following disciplinary measures which in the opinion of the Commission the offense merits:
Suspension for a period not to exceed a total of one hundred eighty (180) days in any twelve (12) month period;
Reduction in rank;
Discharge and removal from the Sheriff’s Department.
(C) If the Commission, after a hearing upon charges, shall make a finding of not guilty, it shall require the Sheriff’s Department to:
Restore the accused to duty forthwith at the rank and position from which he was suspended;
Make provision to continue the accused’s seniority as if it had never been interrupted;
Assure that the accused is properly reimbursed for any loss of salary. The difference between any monies earned at other employment while under suspension and the accused’s regular salary shall provide the basis for such reimbursement. The Commission also hereby prohibits the Sheriff from using his own power of discipline in such a manner as to punish a man who has been found not guilty of charges by the Commission.