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Entry Level Police Officer





Salary Range:
$5,150 - $6,259 per month with an additional 9% P.E.R.S. contribution paid by the city. Initial salary placement based upon prior education, training and experience. During academy training, salary is $4,120/month.

P.E.R.S. 3% at age 50 years based on single highest earning year. Employee contribution paid by the City.

Flex Plan:
Allows for payment of employee paid insurance, medical treatment and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

$1,045 per month for employee & dependents' medical insurance programs. Employee Assistance Program available for employees and eligible dependents. Paid retiree medical at same coverage level as at time of retirement.

Optical, Dental & Term Life Insurance:
Maximum of $135 per month for employee and eligible dependents toward optical and dental. A $10,000 term life insurance policy provided by the City. Employee may purchase additional life insurance coverage at group rates for spouse and dependents.

Paid 120 holiday hours each December. City pays 100% of employee share of P.E.R.S. on holiday pay.

Paid Vacation:
96 hours a year with 1-5 years of service, 120 hours a year with 6-10 years of service, 144 hours a year with 11-15 years of service and 176 hours a year with 16 years of service; 17-25 years, plus eight hours for each additional year through 25 years of service. Annual vacation accural sell-back (up to 50%).

Paid Sick:
8 hours a month (12 days a year) plus partial payment for accrual over 1,056 hours and a percentage of unused leave paid upon service retirement or separation.

Special Assignment Pay:
Special assignments $425/mo and motor officer $511/mo.

Uniform Allowance:
$715 maximum paid annually for maintenance. Uniform, safety equipment and weapon are provided by the city.

Academy Graduates:
Eligible academy graduates may request to be reimbursed for up to $2,000 for their prior academy training. Requires ranking in the top 25% of academy class, appropriate documentation and City approval.

Tuition Reimbursement:
100% tuition/books of U.C. costs with prior written approval & grade "C" or better. 80% outside the U.C./Cal State system.

Educational Incentive:
$270-$467/mo. for A.A. degree and/or Intermediate POST plus 2 years; $734-$770/mo. for Advanced POST plus 3 years, $917-$963/mo. for B.A./B.S. degree plus 3 years; $1,353/mo. for M.A. degree plus 4 years of law enforcement experience. Bi-lingual pay $283/mo. for conversational fluency.

Longevity Pay:. 5 yrs. of service, $778/mo.; 10 yrs. of service, $974/mo.; 15 yrs. of service, $1,135/mo.; 20 yrs. of service, $1,353/mo.; 26 yrs. of service, $1,926/mo.

Up to 130 hours of compensatory time combined for physical fitness and overtime hours.

Other Benefits:
Voluntary participation in Credit Union, Deferred Compensation Programs, PERS Home Loan Program, Direct Payroll Deposit Program, Personal Computer Loan Program of up to $4,000 interest free. Mandatory Catastrophic Leave Program participation.

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