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Competitive Salary – $52,708.00 – $90,328.13 Annually
Health care benefits
Paid Vacation Leave
Paid Sick Leave accrual
Personal and Safe Driving Days Off
Competitive Pension Plan
Education Reimbursement Program
Department Gym facilities
Specialized Units – K9, Motorcycle, Detective, Street Crimes, VIN
All Police Officer applicants hired by the City of Plantation are required to sign a two (2) year contract. The contract states that if the applicant should leave the City of Plantation’s police force anytime between the signing of the agreement and 24 months from State Certification as a Police Officer, he/she agrees to reimburse the City the expenses the department incurred in hiring and training the applicant.
A probationary Police Officer must successfully pass Florida Police Standards and Training Commission Police Officer Academy and successfully pass the Police Officer State Certification Examination. ALL new employees serve a one (1) year probationary period from date of appointment as Police Officer.
Issued bi-weekly on every other Friday; Direct Deposit is mandatory for all new employees with a Credit Union or Banking Institution.
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
One times Annual Earnings, rounded to the next higher $1,000. (Policy paid for by the City). Maximum of $50,000.
Hospitalization, Major Medical, Dental and Vision
The Employee pays a portion of the cost for themselves and for dependent coverage at a rate established by Administration.
Dependent Coverage: spouses are eligible only if they do not have entitlement to participate in another employer’s group medical plan or Medicare.
Police Officer’s Accidental Death and Dismemberment
$167,505 death and dismemberment policy for Police Officers. (Policy paid for by the City.) While at work only
Long Term Disability
Available for the first five (5) years of employment: 60% of monthly salary/$5,000 max.
While in an uncertified Police Officer status, mandatory contribution of 4 % of salary to the General Employee’s Pension Plan. Upon achieving a certified Police Officer status, mandatory contribution of 8% of pensionable wages with up to 50 hours of overtime, shift differential and assignment pay. Completion of 25 years of credited service regardless of age. Normal Retirement Benefits: 3.5% of average monthly wage of highest 5 years times number of years of credited service.
Eleven paid holidays per year as declared by City Council each year.
All full-time employees will be given the benefit of one (1) personal day per calendar year. Cannot be used until employed 6 months; can only be used with your Department Head’s approval; cannot be carried over from one year to the next.
SAFE DRIVING DAYS
Two days per year – non-cumulative
13 days per year
Accrues 4 hours at end of each bi-weekly pay period. Maximum accrual is 480 hours.
|Completed Years of Service||Days Earned|
|0 – 5||years of service||13||days per year|
|6 – 10||years of service||16.25||days per year|
|11 – 15||years of service||19.5||days per year|
|16 – 20||years of service||22.75||days per year|
|Over 20||years of service||26||days per year|
Maximum accrual is 240 hours
NOTE: Not entitled to use annual leave until employed 6 months
3 consecutive days
Paid full salary – all fees received, excluding mileage, must be turned over to the City.
Plain clothes – $250 a year
Uniformed Officers – $150 a year (dry-cleaning)
City reimburses 100% tuition and required books for pre-approved courses that obtain
Grades “A or B”; 75% tuition reimbursement for grade “C”; paid at state rate unless class is not otherwise available; eligible for benefit after one year as certified Police Officer.
Made available to employees through payroll deduction upon employee’s request.
Supplemental Term Life Made available to employees through payroll deduction
Enhanced Vision Upon employee’s request.
NOTE: The above information is subject to change without prior notice.
Preparing for the Academy
Please take some time to review the following videos to understand the physical requirements while attending the Academy.