Salary and Benefits

Police Officer Salary and Benefits

  • Starting Salary of $56,238 annually ($27.038/hr); Increase to $57,925 ($27.849/hr) after graduation from police academy
  • Salary Step Increase Program
  • UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for employees & qualified family members
  • Comprehensive benefits package: health, dental, and vision insurance plans and up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • Employee assistance counseling
  • Four 10-hour work week
  • 10 paid holidays and university closure
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid military leave
  • Public safety retirement plan (PSPRS)
  • Special details & assignments: motorcycle officer, detective (Counter Narcotics, Joint Terrorism Task Force), K9 handler, bicycle officer, SWAT, crisis negotiator, public information officer, mental health investigative support officer
  • Special assignment and instructor pay
  • Paid overtime
  • Opportunity to work special events (football and basketball games, book fair, concerts, etc.) with double pay
  • Differential pay for shift work
  • Peer support team

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