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Salary, Benefits and Rewards

SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE

 

Sworn Position Title

Min Hr    

Min Annual   

Mid Hr    

Mid Annual   

Max Hr   

Max Annual

Police Officer

$24.67

$51,306

$29.50

$61,353

$34.33

$71,400

Police Sergeant

$34.93

$72,650

$38.23

$79,522

$41.54

$86,394

Police Lieutenant

$41.91

$87,179

$44.42

$92,402

$46.94

$97,625

Police Captain

 

$98,076

 

$105,087

 

$112,098

Deputy Chief of Police

 

$112,789

 

$124,067

 

$135,346

Chief of Police

 

$124,067

 

$145,778

 

$167,490

Non-Sworn Position Title

Min Hr

Min Annual

Mid Hr

Mid Annual

Max Hr

Max Annual

Communications Operator

$17.19

$35,754

$21.17

$44,041

$25.16

$52,328

PD Records Specialist

$18.89

$39,297

$23.28

$48,418

$27.66

$57,540

Asst Information Services Supervisor 

$25.94

$53,955

$31.96

$66,463

$37.97

$78,971

Crime Victim Liaison

$20.84

$43,351

$25.68

$53,409

$30.51

$63,466

Animal Control Officer 

$15.66

$32,570

$19.29

$40,132

$22.93

$47,695

Animal Control Supervisor

$25.94

$53,955

$31.96

$66,463

$37.97

$78,971

Public Service Officer (Part-time)

$15.66

$32,570

$19.29

$40,132

$22.93

$47,695

Administrative Assistant to Chief

$29.26

$60,860

$36.04

$74,973

$42.83

$89,085

PD Information Services Supervisor

$29.26

$60,860

$36.04

$74,973

$42.83

$89,085


 

Certificate Pay (not cumulative)

All sworn personnel, except Chief and Deputy Chief eligible:

Intermediate Peace Officer Certification

$175/month

Advanced Peace Officer Certification

$225/month

Master Peace Officer Certification

$275/month

All Communications Operators:

 

Intermediate Telecommunicator Certificate

$100/month

Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate

$150/month

Master Telecommunicator Certificate

$200/month

All Animal Control Officers:

 

Advanced Animal Control Officer Certification

$40/month

Administrator Animal Control Officer Certification

$80/month

 

Special Certificate Pay

Cumulative

Field Training Officer

$25/month

SWAT Team

$25/month

Communications Training Operator

$25/month

Crisis Negotiations Team

$25/month

Bilingual

$50/month

Emergency Management Professional Development Certification

$150/month

  Employees can receive up to but not more than $250 per month in certificate pay. Academic pay is in addition to the maximum certificate pay.

Academic Pay (not cumulative)

          

Associates Degree

$100/month

Bachelor's Degree

$150/month

Post Graduate Degree

$200/month

 

Education Reimbursement

All full-time City employees are provided the opportunity for financial reimbursement (50% of the cost of tuition, lab fees, books, and other mandatory fees, max. reimbursement $3,000/year) in the pursuit of higher education and career development, in degree related programs only, from an accredited college or university.

Vacation (effective October 1, 2008)

 

Year 0-5

15 days

Year 6

16 days

Year 7

17 days

Year 8

18 days

Year 9

19 days

Year 10

20 days

 

Benefits

  • Retirement with Texas Municipal Retirement System-7% employee contribution-14% employer contribution (2 to 1). Twenty (20) year Retirement.
  • Employees who are military reservists receive time off for drill weekends and two weeks annual training per year. Employees may be required to use vacation or comp time
  • Paid holidays a year-14 (one is a floating holiday).
  • Longevity pay yearly at $5.00 per month of service after first year of full-time service.
  • Personal Time 3 days (24 hours).
  • Emergency/Bereavement Leave
  • Overtime or Comp Time
  • Call Out-Minimum 2 hours Overtime
  • Sick leave per year-12 days
  • Military Leave
  • Military-Buyback purchase for retirement.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Cafeteria Plan Insurance
  • Life
  • Health
    • Employee 90% paid by City
    • Family 70 % paid by City
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Added benefits that police officers receive include uniforms and police equipment and supplies supplied by the Department to include:

OC Spray and holder Flashlights, chargers, traffic cones and belt holders ASP Baton and holder
Radio, mic, charger and radio holder Practice and duty ammunition Pocket recorders and tapes
Ticket holders and clipboards, office supplies Traffic vests, raincoats, hat and rain covers Badges, hat badges and name tags, caps
Outer Carrier Body armor Tie and tie pin
3 uniform pants, short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts Cold weather jacket Storm and specialty uniforms
Manuals and values cards Business cards  


Officer’s Responsibility (own expense) Equipment List:
1. Footwear
2. Handcuffs
3. Handcuff Key
4. Duty Weapon
5. Duty Belt
6. Handcuff Pouch
7. Duty Belt Keepers
8. Weapon Holster
9. Weapon Magazine Pouch

 

 

Public Service Officer positions are part-time (32-hours per week) and receive health, dental and retirement benefts.  It does require shift work.  See the pay schedule for compensation amounts.

Communications Operator positions are full-time and include the same benefits package as police officers.  It does require shift work.  See the pay schedule for compensation amounts.

Animal Control Officer positions are full-time and receive the same benefits package as police officers.  It does require a flexible schedule and includes on-call hours.  See the pay schedule for compensation amounts.

Volunteer opportunities are available (non-paid, no benefits or compensation packages offered)

College Internships are non-paid and have no benefits packages.

Chaplain Corps positions are considered volunteer and have no salary or benefits.

REWARDS

  • Working in a well respected and honored profession
  • Being a member of a team who is in partnership with the community
  • Camaraderie
  • Fulfilling a dream
  • Giving back to your city and country
  • Being a Servant to the citizens
  • Being in a position to do something positive to help society