Employee Benefits

Police Officer Salary

  • Academy Recruit: $28 (Hourly)
  • Police Officer Entry Pay Range
    • $33.81 to $38.05 (Hourly)
    • $70,324 to $79,144 Annually
  • Police Officer Max Pay Range
    • $43.95 (Hourly)
    • $91,414 (Annually)

10 pay steps are included in the pay scale.  Step 1 is the entry level salary after graduating from the training academy.  Lateral officers are started between steps 1-5, at the discretion of the Chief of Police.  Each step reflects a yearly 2.5% pay increase for proficient employees. This pay plan is the base pay rate and does not reflect overtime.  This pay scale is reviewed every three years, based on a market analysis of comparable cities.


  • Comprehensive health insurance program, with up to 85% paid by your employer
  • Free health clinic services exclusively for City employees and their covered family members
  • Defined contribution retirement plan includes a 10.65% employee contribution, matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Fully vested after only five years.
  • All uniforms, duty gear, and firearms are provided at no cost to the employee
  • 31 days of paid time off per year
  • Employee discounts on everything from movie passes to computers to cell phone service and ski lift tickets
  • Recently remodeled on-site fitness facility
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Accident and critical illness insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • Health savings account
  • Deferred compensation plan

Lateral Incentives

  • Up to a $6,000 signing bonus
  • Relocation assistance of up to $2,500
  • Initial paid time off bank of 40 hours up front
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