Additional Benefits

Clothing Allowance

Effective the first full pay period on or after July 3, 2011, all employees on the LES salary schedule and the Police Chief will receive a semi-annual clothing allowance of $725.00 within the pay period in which September 15 and March 15 occur.

New Police Officers (Academy) participate in both the Police Academy and the Field Training Program during their tenure and could incur considerable initial out-of-pocket expenses due to uniform requirements in both programs. As a result, New Police Officers (Academy) will be issued Academy uniforms and equipment to be worn during academy training. The Academy uniforms shall be returned to the police department upon graduation from the academy. Upon graduation from the Police Academy, New Police Officers will be issued Police Officer uniforms and equipment required for field training.

Police Officers (Lateral Hire Program) participate in both the Orientation Program and the Field Training Program during their tenure and could incur considerable initial out-of-pocket expenses due to uniform requirements in both programs. As a result, Police Officers (Lateral Hire Program) will be issued both required uniforms and related equipment.

Reinstated employees, per Merit Rule 8.7, who are not required to complete the Academy or Field Training, will not be eligible for any benefit under the Police Officers Academy or Police Officers Lateral Hire Program.

Any Police Officer leaving the City’s employment within one year of employment with the City will be required to return all issued uniforms and equipment immediately.
New Police Officers (Academy) and Police Officers (Lateral Hire Program) will not be eligible to receive the semi-annual uniform allowance until one year after the date of their graduation from the Police Academy. 

Educational Incentive

Degree must be in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or a related field.

Degree

Required Minimum Number of Hours in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement Degree
Annual Educational Incentive
Associate's
21
$200
Bachelor's
33
$500
Tuition Reimbursement Program

Must be approved by the Human Resources Department at least seven days prior to start of the class. Must satisfactorily complete probationary period to be eligible; courses may be approved based on the availability of funds; and reimbursement is based on the grade received.
Grade Reimbursement
A 100%
B 90%
C 80%
Passing, but less than C 50%
Pass/Fail Classes  
Reimbursement applies to tuition only; does not apply toward cost of books, registration fees, or incidental fees. Maximum $2,500 per fiscal year. An employee leaving City employment will be required to pay back 100% of tuition reimbursement payments received during the last 6 months of employment.