How is pay/vacation accrual determined?

Pay and vacation accrual will be determined by the sworn experience of the applicant. This compensation will be capped at 10 years. If you have more than 10 years sworn experience, you will be paid as a 10-year ($75,552/annually and 9.31 hours vacation per paycheck).


All laterals will be eligible for a $8,000 hiring incentive, paid over 2 years ($4,000 upon hire, $2,000 upon completion of year 1 and $2,000 upon completion of year 2). Any laterals that have to relocate more than 75 miles from current residence to Jefferson County line boundaries will be paid a $3,000 relocation incentive.

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1. Where is the job posting for Police Recruit and Police Lateral?
2. When will the lateral class start?
3. How long will the lateral class be?
4. How long will the Police Training Officer (PTO) process be?
5. What equipment and/or uniforms will be given to laterals?
6. When will I be assigned a take-home vehicle?
7. How much sworn time do you have to have to be considered for the lateral program?
8. How is pay/vacation accrual determined?
9. What are health insurance options?
10. How will class be structured?
11. Will I have a choice of patrol division assignment/shift?
12. When can I apply for specialty jobs/units?
13. Will laterals have to serve a probationary period?
14. What testing will be required?