Employee Benefits

Top rated P.E.R.A. Retirement Plan

   (If hired before June 30, 2013)

  • 70% after 20 years
  • 80% after 22 years 10 months
  • 90% after 25 years

    (If hired after July 1, 2013)

  • 90% after 25 years 9 months

Health / Dental Insurance

  • Health—23.5% employee share
  • Dental—35% employee share

Take home cars*

  • 45-mile radius from Santa Fe city limits

Equipment

  • All equipment provided upon hire
  • Four sets of uniforms
  • New ballistic vest
  • All equipment for police academy

Clothing allowance*

  • $500/yr
  • $150/yr for incidentals

Specialty pay*

  • SWAT
  • Field Training Officer
  • EOD
  • Bilingual

Tuition assistance program

Shift differential

  • 5% swing shift
  • 10% graveyard shift (based on officer’s base salary)
  • Specialized units receive on-call pay

Educational incentive pay*

  • Associate’s degree – $50.00
  • Bachelor’s degree – $100.00
  • Master’s degree – $150.00

Paid off-duty court appearances*

Bilingual Pay *

  • Conversational—$100.00 per month
  • Reading/writing/speaking—$140.00 per month

Compensation

  • Starting Salary for Cadets: $19.11/hr
  • Starting Salary for PO 1: $19.11/hr
  • Starting Salary for PO 2: $20.52/hr
  • Starting Salary for PO 3: $22.78/hr

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Benefits

Top rated P.E.R.A. Retirement Plan

   (If hired before June 30, 2013)

  • 70% after 20 years 
  • 80% after 22 years 10 months
  • 90% after 25 years

    (If hired after July 1, 2013)

  • 90% after 25 years 9 months

Health / Dental Insurance

  • Health—23.5% employee share 
  • Dental—35% employee share 

Take home cars*

  • 45-mile radius from Santa Fe city limits 

Equipment

  • All equipment provided upon hire 
  • Four sets of uniforms
  • New ballistic vest
  • All equipment for police academy

Clothing allowance*

  • $500/yr 
  • $150/yr for incidentals 

Specialty pay*

  • SWAT 
  • Field Training Officer 
  • EOD 
  • Bilingual 

Tuition assistance program

Shift differential

  • 5% swing shift 
  • 10% graveyard shift (based on officer’s base salary) 
  • Specialized units receive on-call pay 

Educational incentive pay*

  • Associate’s degree – $50.00 
  • Bachelor’s degree – $100.00  
  • Master’s degree – $150.00 

Paid off-duty court appearances* 

Bilingual Pay *

  • Conversational—$100.00 per month
  • Reading/writing/speaking—$140.00 per month

Compensation

  • Starting Salary for Cadets: $19.11/hr     
  • Starting Salary for PO 1: $19.11/hr  
  • Starting Salary for PO 2: $20.52/hr  
  • Starting Salary for PO 3: $22.78/hr 
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December 8, 2018
January 12, 2019
February 9, 2019

Specialized Units

SWAT Team

Crisis Negotiation Team

Bike Patrol Team

Traffic Unit

Bomb Squad

Honor Guard

DWI Unit

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