Pay & Benefits

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Police Officer Pay and Benefits

  • Starting Salary $61,235.20 per  year ($29.44/hr)
  • Shift Differential - $2.00 an hour pay increase
  • Overtime pay
  • 5% percent special assignment pay - up to 10%
  • 7.5% detective pay
  • 12 Paid Holiday’s - $3,364.80 per year for new officer
  • 104 Hours of Sick Leave per year with no cap
  • 104 Hours of Vacation Leave per year (288hr max)
  • Ability to accrue Compensatory Time (200hr max)
  • Compensatory Time Sell Back (40 hr accrual required)
  • $250 Equipment Allowance (Uniforms provided at no cost to officers)
  • Career Enhancement Program
  • $5,250 per year Tuition Reimbursement or Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Numerous Special Duty or Off Duty Opportunities ($52.50/hr pay rate)
  • Workman’s Comp
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave (after one year of employment)

Tucson Police Department Benefits

The City of Tucson offers its employees a benefits package which includes the benefits listed below, for comprehensive insurance information visit

Medical Insurance

One HMO Plan
(2) High Deductible Health Plans Options: HSA or HRA

Dental Insurance

One Prepaid Plan
One PPO Plan

Life Insurance

Basic & Supplemental Coverage
Spousal & Domestic Partner Supplemental Plans

Other Benefits

Long Term Disability
Flexible Benefits Plan
Workman’s Compensation
Employee Assistance Program

Retirement Plans

Pension Option (62.5% of High 5 after 25 years)
401A Option (City will match up to 9%)
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Tier 3 PSPRS Pension Plan Matrix

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