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Salary and Benefits

 Academy  Academy Graduate
(without Bachelor's Degree)
 Academy Graduate
(with Bachelor's Degree)
 Top-Step Officer
(without Bachelor's Degree)
 Top-Step Officer
(with Bachelor's Degree)



4/10 Work Schedule

Almost all patrol and special assignment units work the same number of hours (40/week) but can have more consecutive days off, by working longer days. Most assignments work a 4/10 schedule, meaning working 10 hour days/4 days a week. This allows for more personal time off, as well as more opportunity to work overtime jobs.

Health and Dental Plans

Coverage begins for new hires and their dependents on the first day of employment if that date is the first calendar day of the month designated. If employment begins after the first, coverage will begin the first day of the following month.

  • The City offers three medical providers: Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health Plus and Western Health Advantage. Employee pays the difference once City-paid contribution is applied. After the City contribution is applied to your chosen Medical coverage, any remaining funds will be applied towards your dental and/or vision premiums.
  • The City offers two dental plans provided by Delta Dental – Delta Dental PPO (includes Orthodontic and Implants) and DeltaCare USA (includes Orthodontic). The dental plans include coverage for eligible dependents.
  • The City offers two vision plans provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP) – a base plan and an enhanced plan. The vision plans include coverage for eligible dependents.


California Public Employees’ Retirement System – The City contracts with the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For Miscellaneous employees (Non-Sworn Civilian staff): 2% @ 55 retirement formula for Classic PERS members and 2% @ 62 retirement formula for new enrollees to PERS. For Safety employees (Sworn staff): 3% @ 50 retirement formula for Classic PERS members and 2.7% @ 57 retirement formula for new enrollees to PERS. For more specific information, refer to the SPOA Labor Agreement.

Deferred Compensation

Enrollment in the City sponsored 457 Deferred Compensation Plan administered by Nationwide is voluntary. Contributions and earnings are tax deferred. Employees may enroll or change contributions once a month per IRS regulations. Employees can defer up to the annual amount fixed by the IRS. To allow for flexibility, the plan has loan and hardship withdrawal provisions. The City does not match employee contributions.

Time off


Employees may accumulate up to a maximum of 480 vacation hours. Vacation accrual rate is based on years of service:

Annual vacation earned is 80 hours, 120 hours for 5 to 15 years of service, and 160 hours for 16+ years of service

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full-time employees shall accumulate sick leave credits at the rate of one day per month. There is no maximum accumulation.

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Employees receive the equivalent of twenty-four (24) hours of annual paid PTO after ten (10) years of full time service.


The number of recognized holiday hours shall be one hundred and twelve (112) hours.

Other Leaves

The City also provides the following paid and unpaid leaves: bereavement leave, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), pregnancy disability, parental leave, jury duty, and military duty leaves.


On-Duty Workout

Employees of certain classification, including Police Officer and Dispatcher, are eligible for two hours of on-duty workout time per week.

Bilingual Pay

Employees capable of demonstrating verbal proficiency in a second language may be eligible for a 2% increase in base pay.

Please see our SPOA Benefits at a Glance flyer for additional benefits information.