Salary and Benefits
Officers are paid bi-weekly based on a 40-hour work week.
Apprentice Police Officer Earns
$1,623.20 bi-weekly during the academy training period.
NOTE : Those who test successfully to enter a new rank
before reaching the top pay level in their present rank, receive a
minimum 5 % raise over their current pay level.
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PAY : Upon
completion of the probationary period, officers who have earned a
bachelor's degree receive $100 per month incentive pay.
Officers can also receive $600 annually for continuing
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PAY : After
three years of service, all officers receive longevity pay of $
9.60 per month for each year of service. Each subsequent year, the
rate increases at $ 9.60 per month to a maximum of $ 240.00 per
month with 25 years of service. Back to top.
BENEFITS : Uniform, accessories, and
equipment (including firearms) are supplied upon graduation;
thereafter, an annual uniform allowance is provided. Two credit
unions are available. Free counseling and psychological assistance
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BENEFITS : The table below shows the number of
hours earned per year based on number of years service on the
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|Years of service:
||25 & Over
|Annual Vacation Hours:
HOLIDAY BENEFITS :
Thirteen Holidays are observed annually. Back to top.
SICK LEAVE /
FUNERAL LEAVE : Paid sick
leave accrues at the rate of 1 (one) day of each
full calendar month of service, with a maximum of
150 days. After accrual of 120
days sick leave, days earned may be converted to vacation leave.
Some sick leave may be used for necessary care or attending to
immediate family members. Funeral leave upon the death of an
immediate family member is granted with pay for up to
3 working days. Back to top.
MEDICAL INSURANCE : All officers are
eligible for major medical insurance. The City pays
90% of the cost of medical and
100% of dental insurance for the employee and part
of the medical for dependents. Back to top.
LIFE INSURANCE : All employees
receive a paid life insurance policy in the amount of two
times their annual salary. (NOTE : A
separate, immediate death benefit of $ 4,000 is paid by the
state.) Life insurance is also available for dependents at a
minimal cost to the employee. Back to top.
LONG TERM DISABILITY :
The City of Tulsa also offers a Long Term Disability Benefit. If an
employee is off work for more than 90 days, (due to illness or
injury) 60% of their monthly salary can be paid for up to 24
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RETIREMENT : Every
officer is eligible for retirement benefits after
20 years of service, regardless of age. An officer
becomes vested in 10 years. Benefits are
50% of an officer's salary averaged over the
highest salaried 30 consecutive months of the last
60 months of credit service. For service beyond
20 years, benefits increase
2-1/2% annually to a maximum of
75% after 30 years. An officer
who terminates before being vested is eligible to have
contributions returned. Back to
DEFERRED COMPENSATION : A
Deferred Compensation Program is available to full time employees
to shelter a portion of the gross annual salary from income taxes.
The deferred income is placed into an investment fund handled
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COMPENSATION AND SALARY CONTINUANCE:
Accidental injuries arising in the course of employment with the
City of Tulsa are covered under the guidelines of the Worker's
Compensation Law of the State of Oklahoma. Generally, all
reasonable and necessary medical expenses are paid, and weekly
compensation payments are received during the period of time off
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A separate, highly-desirable benefit available to City employees
is "Injury Leave". Instead of weekly compensation
payments, Injury Leave provides full salary up to
180 calendar days for job-related
injuries. Back to