SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE
Certificate Pay (not cumulative)
All sworn personnel, except Chief and Deputy Chief eligible:
Intermediate Peace Officer Certification
Advanced Peace Officer Certification
|Master Peace Officer Certification||
All Communications Operators:
Intermediate Telecommunicator Certificate
Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate
Master Telecommunicator Certificate
All Animal Control Officers:
Advanced Animal Control Officer Certification
Administrator Animal Control Officer Certification
Special Certificate Pay
Field Training Officer
Communications Training Operator
Crisis Negotiations Team
Emergency Management Professional Development Certification
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)
|Academic Pay (not cumulative)|
|Post Graduate Degree||$200/month|
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|
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).
Overtime or Comp Time
Shift Differential Pay
Call Out-Minimum 2 hours Overtime
Sick leave per year-12 days
Military-Buyback time credit for retirement.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Cafeteria Plan Insurance
Employee 90% paid by City
Family 70 % paid by City
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:
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.
Working in a well respected and honored profession
Being a member of a team who is in partnership with the community
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