Glendale Police Recruitment - Benefits
For a full list of city benefits click here.
Police Officers and Police Sergeants assigned to work any of the following special assignments (Bomb Squad, Motor Squad, Field Training Officer, Specialty Assignment Training Officer, K-9, SWAT) will be compensated above their normal salary.
Ballistic Vest Allowance
Officers receive $1,000.00 to purchase their initial vest and every 5 years to purchase a replacement vest in addition to the annual uniform allowance.
Bilingual Incentive Pay
Those whose department determines a need exists for bilingual skills and who pass a competency examination
are compensated at a rate of $70 per pay period.
Department Provided Equipment
The Glendale Police Department provides its officers with all necessary equipment needed to perform the functions of a Police Officer.
Full Salary Range – Police Officer
- Step 1: $52,492
- Step 2: $55,116
- Step 3: $57,872
- Step 4: $60,765
- Step 5: $63,804
- Step 6: $66,994
- Step 7: $70,344
- Step 8: $73,861
Effective each pay period following July 1, 2006, each Sworn Represented Employee will receive an additional 1% of wages paid in that period, which shall be in addition to the Represented Employee’s wages, and which shall be deposited into a deferred compensation account established by the employee with the city’s deferred compensation provider(s).
Each sworn represented employee will receive semi-annual payments for complete fiscal years of service to the City of Glendale Police Department after year three.
Special Safety Equipment
Sworn represented employees will receive $1000 dollar per year for safety equipment paid in semi-annual payments.
Higher Education Incentive
For any sworn represented employee who attains a degree from an accredited college or university shall receive a one-time payment of $400.00 for an Associate’s degree and $800.00 for a Bachelor’s degree.
Shift Differential Pay
$0.50/hr when 50% of the total hours worked falls between 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
$0.60/hr when 50% of the total hours worked falls between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Shift differential pay applies to all the hours worked, not just the hours during covered periods
Unrestricted Standby Pay - $2.00 per hour for each hour on standby.
Restricted Standby Pay - Compensated at their base rate of pay for each hour on standby.
4/10 Hour Work Schedule
Patrol officers work 4 days a week for 10 hours each shift. Officers are given a 30 minute paid lunch break and a 15 minute paid break.