Police Officer Position Details
Starting Salary $44,782.40 Cadet
Starting Salary $54,350.40 Patrol
|STEP INCREASES ARE AS FOLLOWS:|
(Service with the City or Date Upon Being Sworn In)
|Entry to completion of training, graduate academy, pass test 18 month Probationary Period if we send to academy. (No probationary patrol STEP included any longer) (Lateral Entry Officers 1 year probationary period)|
PATROL OFFICER (PTL)
|Entry as Officer to 2 years|
After 2 to 4 years
After 4 to 6 years
After 6 to 8 years
After 8 years
|Entry as Corporal to 2 years|
After 2 to 4 years as CPL
After 4 years as CPL
|Entry as Sergeant to 2 years|
After 2 to 4 years as SGT
After 4 to 6 years as SGT
|Entry as Lieutenant to 2 years|
After 2 to 4 years as LT
After 4 to 6 years as LT
|Education||$1.00 per 3 semester hours; minimum 30 hours; maximum $40.00 per month|
|TCOLE Certification||Intermediate $150.00 per month
Advanced $250.00 per month
Master $350.00 per month
|Assignment Pay||Shift Differential $100 per month (no shift differential in FTO training)|
|Bilingual Pay||$100 per month|
|Criminal Investigations Unit||$100 per month|
|Field Training Officer||$100 per month (when training officer)|
|Clothing Allowance||$50 per month (CID, Admin)|
|Longevity Pay||$6 per month per number years of service|
|EMT Certification Pay||Basic $ 40 per month
Intermediate $ 50 per month
Paramedic $250 per month
|Type of Benefit||Description||Eligibility|
|Vacation||1 to 9 Years: 10 Days||After 1 Year|
|Vacation||10 to 24 Years: 15 Days|
|Vacation||25 or More Years: 20 Days|
|Sick Leave||10 Hours Per Month||After 6 Months|
|Holiday||12 Paid Holidays Per Year||Immediately|
|Family Medical Leave||Use of accrued time with or without pay||After 12 months of service and 1250 hours worked
in the preceding 12 months
|Funeral Leave||3 Paid Days leave in case of the death
in the immediate family
|Health Insurance||Blue Cross Blue Shield||30 days and the first of the next month|
|Dental Insurance||Blue Cross Blue Shield||30 days and the first of the next month|
|Vision Insurance||Mutual of Omaha-EyeMed||30 days and the first of the next month|
|Long Term Disability and Group Life||Blue Cross Blue Shield||Immediately|
|TMRS Retirement||6% Investment with 2 to 1 match Life
|457 Plan||Nationwide.com||Immediately or Open Enrollment|
|Section 125 - Flexible Spending||Discovery Benefits||Open Enrollment|
|Health Savings Account||Discovery Benefits||Open Enrollment|
|Longevity Pay||$6 per month based on years of service with the City||After one year|
|Tuition Reimbursement||After completion of the probationary period|
|ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY BENEFITS||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
|Short Term Disability||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
|Group Critical Illness||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
|Hospital Indemnity||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
|Term Life Insurance||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
|Accident Only Insurance||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
|Whole Life Insurance||Offered through Mutual of Omaha||30 days and first of the next month|
- Are you Currently Hiring?
- What type of benefits are offered?
Go to the City of Palestine Human Resources page for more information or click on the Tab to the left on this page.
- Will I get paid while I attend the academy?
Yes, you will get paid while attending the academy.
- Can I submit an application online?
Yes, you can complete an application online. Go to the City of Palestine How To Apply page for more information and to apply online.
- What type of schedule do police officers work?
Police officers with the Palestine Police Department work 12 hour shifts with every other weekend off.
- Will I need to purchase a uniform or equipment?
Except for personal undergarments and boots, your complete uniform is provided.
- Can I contact a recruiter?
Yes, please contact Lt Ricki Baker at [email protected] or by calling 903-731-8438.
- Do you offer Lateral Entry?
Yes, Certified Police Officers may be eligible for lateral entry. Salary will depend on years of experience at a paid Police Department.
- Do you offer any sign on bonuses?
Yes, we currently offer a $5,000 sign on bonus to eligible Certified Police Officers.