Uniformed Police Officer & Firefighter Benefits

Firefighter Benefits

  • Annual Vacation Leave - 168 hours (7 shifts) first ten years; 192 hours-11th yr, thereafter 8 hours each additional year up to a maximum of 264 hours after 20 years.
  • Discretionary Leave - 24 hours (one shift) per year
  • Sick Leave - 18.4 hours per biweekly period to a maximum of 1440 hours
  • Longevity Pay - $2.50 per month after first year of service, to a maximum of $900; paid biweekly
  • Insurance - Medical/Dental/Life/AD&D; employee dental coverage paid for by City; medical coverage paid for by the employee; dependent coverage available and paid for by the employee
  • Pension - Employee contribution of 8.5% of gross wages; City also contributes
  • Uniform Allowance - $1,000 at time of hire; $1,000 per year after first six months; paid biweekly
  • Educational Incentive - After completion of probationary period, firefighters are eligible to receive an additional $135 per month for an Associate’s Degree; $200 per month for a Bachelor’s Degree; and $250 per month for a Master’s Degree; paid biweekly
  • Certificate Pay - Firefighters receive $100/month for EMT certification and $50/month for Haz-Mat certification; paid biweekly
  • Available Options - Deferred Compensation; Credit Union; Supplemental Insurance
  • Salary - Current entry-level salary for firefighters is $34,245 annually (including holiday pay)

Uniformed Officer Benefits

  • Annual Vacation Leave - 120 hours per year + 8 hours for each year of uninterrupted service in excess of five years, to a maximum of 200 hours per year 
  • Discretionary Leave - 16 hours per year
  • Sick Leave - 6.1 hours per biweekly period to a maximum of 480 hours
  • Longevity Pay - $2.50 per month after first year of service, to a maximum of $900; paid biweekly
  • Insurance - Medical/Dental/Life/AD&D; employee dental coverage paid for by City; medical coverage paid for by the employee; dependent coverage available and paid for by the employee
  • Pension - Employee contribution of 8.5% of gross wages; City also contributes
  • Uniform Allowance - $1200 at time of hire; $1200 per year after 6 months, paid biweekly
  • Educational Incentive - After completion of probationary period, police officers are eligible to receive an additional $135 per month for an Associate’s Degree; $200 per month for a Bachelor’s Degree; and $250 per month for a master’s Degree; paid biweekly.
  • Certificate Pay - $50/Month for General; $100/Month for Intermediate; $150/Month for Advanced; $200/Month for Senior; paid biweekly
  • Available Options - Deferred Compensation; Credit Union; Supplemental Insurance
  • Salary - Current entry - level salary for police officers is $37,533 annually (including holiday pay)


Firefighter Benefits
 
Annual Vacation Leave
-168 hours (7 shifts) first ten years; 192 hours-11th yr, thereafter 8 hrs each additional year up to a maximum of 264 hrs after 20 yrs.
Discretionary Leave
-24 hours (one shift) per year
Sick Leave
-18.4 hours per biweekly period to a maximum of 1440 hours
Longevity Pay
-$2.50 per month after first year of service, to a maximum of $900; paid biweekly
Insurance
-Medical/Dental/Life/AD&D; employee dental coverage paid for by City; medical coverage paid for by the employee; dependent coverage available and paid for by the employee
Pension
-Employee contribution of 8.5% of gross wages; City also contributes
Uniform Allowance
-$1,000 at time of hire; $1,000 per year after first six months; paid biweekly
Educational Incentive
-After completion of probationary period, firefighters are eligible to receive an additional $135 per month for an Associate’s Degree; $200 per month for a Bachelor’s Degree; and $250 per month for a Master’s Degree; paid biweekly
Certificate Pay
-Firefighters receive $100/month for EMT certification and $50/month for Haz-Mat certification; paid biweekly
Available Options
-Deferred Compensation; Credit Union; Supplemental Insurance
Salary
-Current entry-level salary for firefighters is $34,245 annually (including holiday pay)

Uniformed Officer Benefits
Annual Vacation Leave
-120 hours per year + 8 hours for each year of uninterrupted service in excess of five years, to a maximum of 200 hours per year
Discretionary Leave
-16 hours per year
Sick Leave
-6.1 hours per biweekly period to a maximum of 480 hours
Longevity Pay
-$2.50 per month after first year of service, to a maximum of $900; paid biweekly
Insurance-Medical/Dental/Life/AD&D; employee dental coverage paid for by City; medical coverage paid for by the employee; dependent coverage available and paid for by the employee
Pension
-Employee contribution of 8.5% of gross wages; City also contributes
Uniform Allowance
-$1200 at time of hire; $1200 per year after 6 months, paid biweekly
Educational Incentive
-After completion of probationary period, police officers are eligible to receive an additional $135 per month for an Associate’s Degree; $200 per month for a Bachelor’s Degree; and $250 per month for a master’s Degree; paid biweekly.
Certificate Pay
-$50/Month for General; $100/Month for Intermediate; $150/Month for Advanced; $200/Month for Senior; paid biweekly
Available Options
-Deferred Compensation; Credit Union; Supplemental Insurance
Salary
-Current entry-level salary for police officers is $37,533 annually (including holiday pay)