Employee Benefits

Compensation

  • Starting Salary for Cadets: $21/hr 
  • Starting Salary for Police Officer I: $25.82 /hr 
  • Starting Salary for Police Officer II: $29.52 /hr 
  • Starting Salary for Senior Officer: $35.96 /hr
  • Starting Salary for Detective: $35.96 /hr
  •  Starting Salary for Police Sergeant: $40.60 /hr
  • Laterals with less than 3 years certified police officer experience: $25.82 /hr
  • Laterals with 3 years certified police officer experience: $29.52 /hr
  • Laterals with 5+ years certified police officer experience: $35.96 /hr
  • *Experienced Lateral Officers are currently eligible for a $15,000 hiring incentive for a limited time and 160 hours of leave.
  • Laterals are eligible to test for Detective upon completion of 1 year probation period and holding Police Officer II or higher classification.  
  • Laterals are eligible to test for Police Sergeant after two years of experience as a Senior Police Officer with SFPD.

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*

  • 55-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*

  • $650/yr
  • An additional $50/yr for officers assigned to Motorcycle Patrol, Bicycle Patrol, and Special Operations (SWAT, TEMS, EOD, and ERT)

Specialty pay*

  • SWAT
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Service (TEMS)
  • Crisis Negotiator
  • Field Training Officer
  • EOD
  • Bilingual

Tuition assistance program

Shift differential

  • 5% for Swing Shift (based on officer’s base hourly ratee.g. $35.96 X 5% = $37.75 hr
  • 10% for Graveyard Shift (based on officer’s base hourly rate) e.g. $35.96 X 10% =$39.55 hr
  • 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

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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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