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
  • Retention Plan - Payments will be made annually on the first paycheck in November to full-time permanent employees and will be based on the employee's years of service reached in the prior fiscal year, based on the date of hire. 

Pays an additional $500 on the employee's 5-year anniversaries of hire date.

Pays full-time permanent City employees: 

Uninterrupted Service  Annually (in November) for Uninterrupted Service Years
1-5 years  $500
6-14 years$1,000
15-19 years $1,500
20+ years $2,000


  • Insurance - Medical/Dental/Life/AD&D; dental employee coverage paid for by City; medical employee coverage is $10 per pay period; 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; Supplemental Insurance

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
  • Retention Plan - Payments will be made annually on the first paycheck in November to full-time permanent employees and will be based on the employee's years of service reached in the prior fiscal year, based on the date of hire. 

Pays an additional $500 on the employee's 5-year anniversaries of hire date.

Pays full-time permanent City employees: 

Uninterrupted Service  Annually (in November) for Uninterrupted Service Years
1-5 years  $500
6-14 years$1,000
15-19 years $1,500
20+ years $2,000


  • Insurance - Medical/Dental/Life/AD&D; dental employee coverage paid for by City; medical employee coverage is $10 per pay period; 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; Supplemental Insurance