Entry Level / Law Enforcement Trainee Pay

​Law Enforcement Trainees earn $32.09 per hour while attending the 24-week Police Academy as well as the Police Department's pre-academy.

Lateral Officer Pay

​Lateral (experienced) Police Officers may earn a base salary of  $83,448.00 - $111,444.00 per year ($40.12-$53.58 per hour) depending on experience and qualifications.

Pay Step Increases

​There are 5 steps on the pay scale for Police Officers.  Officers are eligible for their first pay step increase after only 6 months of service.  Officers are thereafter eligible for annual pay step increases until they reach Step 5. 

Benefits for Academy Graduates & Lateral Officers

In addition to the excellent pay noted above, all Police Officers receive the following benefits:

  • Vacation Leave

    • 80 hours per year in years 1-4

    • 120 hours per year in years 5-14

    • 160 hours per year in years 15-19

    • 200 hours per year in years 20 and above

  • Holiday Leave - 110 hours per year.

  • Sick Leave - 96 hours per year.

  • Medical / Dental / Vision - Several medical, dental, and vision plans and options are available.  Employees may be eligible for an insurance waiver stipend of $2,500 per year when all coverage is waived and satisfactory evidence of coverage through another source is demonstrated.

  • Life Insurance - $25,000 term life insurance provided by the City.

  • Accidental Death & Disability Insurance - $25,000 provided by the City.

  • Retirement Plans - All Police Officers are enrolled in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).  Those considered classic CalPERS employees will be enrolled in the 3% at age 55 Plan.  All others will be enrolled in the 2.5% at age 57 Plan.

  • Probationary Period - One year for all Police Officers.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

​The current Police Safety Employees' Memorandum of Understanding may be found by clicking here.