Salary, Benefits and Retirement


  • Paid Academy training for Police Recruit of $40.47/hour
  • Annual base pay range for Police Officer of $98,051.00 to $152.415.00**
    (**7 annual steps – effective 7/20/19)


  • Domestic partnership benefits
  • Paid vacation and paid sick-time accrual
  • Annual uniform allowance of $675
  • Four-day work-week; 10-hour shifts
  • Bilingual pay - 2.5%
  • Overtime and Secondary Employment assignments
  • Medical / Dental plans
  • Retirement Plan:  Visit The Offices of Retirement Services for additional information:


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