Salary, Step Scale and Benefits


Starting Salary for Sworn Officer

Step increases every year. For more information, please contact the Recruiting Division.

  • Step 1 Includes (1-2 years of prior) $61,224.592
  • Step 2 Includes (2-4 years of prior) $64,285.728
  • Step 3 Includes (4-6 years of prior) $67,499.952
  • Top Salary $90,671

Salary Incentive for Associate Degree $30 a month / Bachelors Degree $80 a month

  • Sworn employees are granted 13 paid holidays a year and earn two weeks of vacation time after the first year, three weeks after six years, and four weeks after 15 years of service. In addition, they receive 12 days of earned sick time annually. Vacation time and sick time are capped at 320 and 1,560 hours, respectively.
  • A shift differential is paid at 5 percent for the evening shift, and 10 percent for midnights. Assignment pay is 5 percent for corporal, detective and K-9.
  • Health insurance is 100 percent paid for employees, and a portion paid for dependents. A Life Scan Wellness Exam is also included.
  • All uniforms and equipment are provided.
  • Sworn employees are members of a non-contributory supplemental pension and have a 10 percent contribution to their standard pension.
  • Employees are vested in city retirement after 10 years of service and are eligible to retire once they reach 20 years of service, or 55 years of age with at least 10 years of service.

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