Under the existing salary plan governed by Union contract, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases. Lateral police officers will be placed into the pay schedule that commensurate with their qualifications. Salaries in 2014 range from $4,923 to $6,361 per month for Officers. Officers also earn extra pay for education and longevity. Specialty assignments and supervisors earn an additional 5%.
Officers from the department receive continuing training. They averaged over 80 hours of continuing training per Officer in 2010.
The City provides education incentives for officers with Associates (2%) or Bachelors (4%) degrees. The City also has tuition reimbursement for Officers working towards a college degree in approved fields of study.
Insurance and Retirement
Medical, dental and vision coverage is provided for the employee and eligible dependents. Life insurance coverage is also provided for employees.
Currently employees receive 8 hours of sick leave per month and 12 paid holidays. Vacation leaves ranges from 108 hours for 1-5 years of service, to 176 hours for 21 or more years of service. Paid time off is also given for such things as bereavement leave.
The City issues required clothing and equipment on the quartermaster system. Uniform cleaning is another benefit to the officers.