Glendale Police Recruitment - Benefits
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Advanced Training and Proficiency Skills Pay
Effective each pay period following July 1, 2016, each Sworn Represented Member will receive an additional $75 bi-weekly ($1,950 annually) for successfully completing the certification retention requirements from the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST).
Police Officers and Police Sergeants assigned to work any of the following special assignments (Bomb Squad, Motor Squad, K-9, SWAT, Vehicular Crimes Unit, Homicide/Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes) will be compensated $210 per month above their normal salary.
Police Officers and Police Sergeants assigned to work any of the following special assignments (Financial Crimes, Domestic Violence/Missing Persons, Special Investigations, Property, Training, CALEA/Accreditation) will be compensated $175 per month above their normal salary.
Police Officers and Police Sergeants assigned to train new members of patrol or specialty units will be supplemented $3.00 per hour above their normal salary during the times actually training.
Ballistic Vest Allowance
Officers receive $1,000 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 $175 per month.
Effective each pay period following July 1, 2016, each Sworn Represented Employee will receive an additional $125 bi-weekly, 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).
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: $55,116
- Step 2: $57,872
- Step 3: $60,765
- Step 4: $63,804
- Step 5: $66,994
- Step 6: $70,344
- Step 7: $73,861
- Step 8: $77,554
Higher Education Incentive
Any sworn represented employee who attains a degree from an accredited college or university shall receive a one-time payment of $400 for an Associate’s degree, $800 for a Bachelor’s degree, and $1,200 for a Master’s degree.
Each sworn represented employee will be provided with a physical examination for preventative health measures. Each employee will be eligible for a physical examination once every 24 months, unless the employee is over 40 years of age and then it will be every 18 months.
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.
Special Safety Equipment
Sworn represented employees will receive $1,200 per year for safety equipment paid in semi-annual payments.
Standard Uniform Allowance
Sworn represented employees will receive $1,200 per year for laundering and maintenance of their uniforms paid in semi-annual payments.
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.
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.
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.