WACO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Salary & Benefits

CIVIL SERVICE SALARY SCHEDULE
POLICE PAY SCHEDULE
F.Y.  2014 - 2015
Effective: 09-21-2014
2% Salary Increase
MONTHLY ANNUAL BI-WEEKLY HOURLY
Police Recruit - 1915 (905)
(Non-Civil Service Position)
$3,617.07 $43,404.84 $1,669.42 $20.8677
Police Officer (Grade I) - 1911 (901)
Year 0 $3,952.79 $47,433.44 $1,824.36 $22.8045
Year 1 $4,167.61 $50,011.32 $1,923.51 $24.0439
Year 2 $4,381.05 $52,572.60 $2,022.02 $25.2753
Year 3 $4,594.45 $55,133.40 $2,120.52 $26.5064
Year 4 $4,809.31 $57,711.72 $2,219.68 $27.7460
Year 5 $5,018.51 $60,222.12 $2,316.24 $28.9529
Year 6 $5,234.79 $62,817.48 $2,416.06 $30.2007
Year 15 $5,451.02 $65,412.24 $2,515.86 $31.4482
Police Sergeant (Grade II) - 1912 (902)
Year 0 $5,907.27 $70,887.24 $2,726.43 $34.0804
Year 2 $6,122.31 $73,467.72 $2,825.68 $35.3210
Year 3 $6,347.60 $76,171.20 $2,929.66 $36.6208
Police Commander (Grade III) - 1913 (903)
Year 0 $6,868.10 $82,417.18 $3,169.89 $39.6236
Year 2 $7,124.26 $85,491.12 $3,288.12 $41.1015
Police Assistant Chief (Grade IV) - 1914 (904)
Year 0 $7,827.45 $93,929.40 $3,612.67 $45.1584
Year 2 $8,115.49 $97,385.88 $3,745.61 $46.8201

Applicants who have a permanent and current TCLEOSE peace officer’s license may qualify for a modified Academy or Fast Track Program.

Additional Pay

  • Intermediate Certification or Associate Degree - $100 monthly
  • Advance Certification or Bachelors Degree - $150 monthly (College degree must be in a job-related field)
  • Master Peace Officer Certification - $200 monthly
  • Shift Differential Pay: Officer who work a shift in which more than 50% of their assigned shift is worked after 6:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. are eligible for differential pay.
    Longevity Pay: Each full-time employee receives four (4) dollars per month for each year of service not to exceed 25 years.
  • Bilingual Pay: Based on departmental needs and the City Manager's approval, officers who demonstrate the required level of proficiency in translating Spanish to English a nd English into Spanish through Department approved testing will be eligible to receive additional pay in the amount of $75.00 per month.

Benefits

The following are some of the benefits provided to Police Officers by the City of Waco.

  • Vacation: Eighteen (18) paid vacation days per year (based on 8-hour days).
  • Holidays: Ten (10) paid holidays per year (based on 8-hour days).
  • Patrol Work Shift: Four 10-hour work days. (off Friday thru Sunday six months out of the year).
  • Military Leave: Officers are allowed 15 working days annually to fulfill reservist obligations.
  • Sick Leave: Sick time is accrued at a rate of 15 working days annually. (Unlimited accrual)
  • Insurance: The City of Waco may pay a portion of the employee's cost of health care. The amount paid could vary from year to year. Dependent family members can be added for an additional cost. Insurance benefits available include life and health.
  • Physical Wellness Program: If approved, officers may be allowed to exercise on duty in the department's fully equipped gym. Gym is open 24 hours a day.
  • 20 Year Retirement: Officers are eligible to retire after 20 years of service. The City matches the employee's contribution 2 to 1 in the Texas Municipal Retirement System.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Participation in Deferred Compensation is available for employees who want to save additional money for retirement and not pay taxes on the money until it is withdrawn at retirement. The City offers three deferred compensation plans: Metlife, ICMA, and Nationwide

Uniforms and Equipment provided

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