2021 Salary and Benefits

Patrol Officer’s Salary: $53,984.06-$64,459.98


  • Overtime Compensation Benefits
  • Life insurance / Health Insurance Plan
  • Military Service Incentive Pay (minimum $178.00 and maximum $1,424.00)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Shift differential wage incentive (2nd shift receives 5%, 3rd shift receives 10%)
  • Wellness Program and Health Programs
  • Vacation Time and Paid Holidays
  • College Credit Allowance* (minimum $250.00 and maximum $2,850.00
  • Public Employee Retirement Fund (city pays 50% of employee’s share in addition to city’s cost)
  • Take-home car use in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, and Shelby Counties
  • Clothing/Equipment Allowance: $900.00 per year
  • Specialty Pay: Up to $3,000 a year*
  • Officers are permitted to have beards and visible tattoos (excluding face, neck and hands)

*Payable after probationary year

New officers rotate for one year before becoming eligible to bid on shift assignments.