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Salary & Benefits

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Police Recruit (Academy)
$30.00 per hour

Sworn Police Officer
$40.36 to $54.09 per hour
$6,995 to $9,375 per month
$83,940 to $112,500 per year

Reserve Police Officer
$38.00 per hour

Incentive Pay:

Incentive Pay Percentage
Bilingual Skills 2.5% speaking
5% speaking and written
(above basic monthly salary)
P.O.S.T. Certifications 5% Intermediate
10% Advanced
(above basic monthly salary)
Motorcycle Assignment 5%
(above hourly rate, per shift) 
Field Training Officer 12.5%
(above basic monthly salary) 
Uniform Assignment  2.5%
(above basic monthly salary) 
Canine Assignment  11.31%
(above basic monthly salary)
Benefit Amount
Mandatory Benefits: Medical, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance

Monthly $2,119 flexible benefit contribution towards payment of employee and family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.


Different medical plans to choose from, see "Benefits Summary" on the Human Resources webpage


Life Insurance: $50,000 + AD&D, $2,000 each dependent


Long-Term Disability Insurance: 100% for up to 30 months; 85% non-industrial; 70% industrial

Optional Benefits: Dental, Cancer, Supplemental Life, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Group Accident Insurance, Hyatt Legal, and Flexible Spending Accounts

Varies, see "Benefits Summary" on the Human Resources webpage
Vacation Leave  80 hours accrual during year one.  Accrual hours per year increase based on years of service to a maximum of 200 hours per year
Sick Leave 

96 hours of available sick leave granted upon hire.  Employees also accrue 3.69 hours per pay period, to a maximum accrual of 192 hours in their Sick Leave Bank


Lateral Police Officers may be eligible for up to 80 hours of sick leave credited to their Sick Leave Bank upon hire

Bereavement  3 paid days per occurrence 
Holidays  12 paid holidays per year 
Retirement  New CalPERS members are covered by the 2.7@57 formula and contribute 14% of salary towards retirement 
Tuition Reimbursement  Up to $1,250 per fiscal year for qualifying tuition and/or textbook costs
Deferred Compensation  Voluntary contributions up to $18,500 per year