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    Salary and Benefits

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    • $50,389 base salary for non certified officer.
    • $55,987 upon completion of the academy.

    • $55,987 certified with less than 36 months experience.

    • $58,786 certified with more than 36 months experience.

    • $61,724 certified with more than 48  months experience.


    • Five nine-hour days on, three days off work schedule
    • Paid time off (PTO)
      • 14 days PTO during first year of employment
      • 25 days PTO, 1 - 4 years of employment
      • 30 days PTO, 5 - 9 years of employment
      • 35 days PTO, 10- 14 years of employment
      • 40 days PTO,  15 years or more of employment
    • 8 paid holidays
    • On-duty workout program
    • Medical leave bank - used for the employee’s or immediate family member’s extended illness, injury, disability, or hospitalization
    • Medical, dental and vision plans
    • Pension/retirement plan
    • Deferred compensation plans
    • Life insurance
    • Employee wellness program
    • Paid overtime 
    • Military leave
    • Special assignment pay
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Yearly uniform allowance
    • Excellent advancement opportunities 

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