The Police Department has the benefit of long term, committed employees with the average years of service being approximately 10. What we provide to the City is experience, in-depth training, community orientation, crime trends, and personal relationships. We strive to provide our officers with training that allows them to learn from the past, but also anticipate the future. Specialized duties are assigned as training is received.
Uniformed Officers have three shifts: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm; 6:00 pm - 6:00 am; 2:00pm - 2:00 am; working a rotating schedule. Our training budget has resulted in over 1500 hours of in-service specialty training annually for our officers. With a population of just under 10,000, the Department responds to about 20,000 calls for service annually.
Competitive wages with increases at six months, one, five, and ten years; shift differential; OIC pay.
Benefits include retirement fund, health/dental/life insurance, deferred comp, education reimbursement, sick leave/10 paid holidays, seven days vacation after one year, 14 days vacation after two years, and 21 days after 10 years; proactive training, clothing allowance.
Our civilian staff cannot be considered your normal front office help. Their dedication, knowledge, commitment, and input play a vital role in the success of our Department. Administrative Assistants work an eight hour day; Monday through Friday and on an "as needed" basis. Duties include, but are not limited to confidential support to the command staff, records custodian, points of contact for all communications within the Department, as well as flow to outside agencies, payroll, budgeting, computer maintenance, special projects and other duties as assigned.
Wages are based on position, education, and experience.
Benefits include retirement fund, health/dental/life insurance, deferred comp, education reimbursement, sick leave/10 paid holidays, five days vacation after one year, 10 days vacation after two years, 15 days after five years, 20 days after 13 years, and 25 days after 20 years; and training opportunities.
Interested persons must be 18 years of age, of good moral character and have the ability to remain outdoors in all types of weather conditions for up to one (1) hour in duration. Starting salary is $11.50 per hour with work hours from 7:00 to 8:00 am and 2:45 to 3:45 pm every school day.