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Certified Police Officer

Police Officer Uncertified (Police Cadet)


Competitive Salary – $52,708.00 – $90,328.13 Annually

Health care benefits

Paid Vacation Leave

Paid Sick Leave accrual

Paid Holidays

Personal and Safe Driving Days Off

Competitive Pension Plan

Education Reimbursement Program

Department Gym facilities

Specialized Units – K9, Motorcycle, Detective, Street Crimes, VIN


BENEFITS/EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

CONTRACT

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.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

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.

PAY CHECK

Issued bi-weekly on every other Friday; Direct Deposit is mandatory for all new employees with a Credit Union or Banking Institution.

INSURANCE COVERAGE

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.

RETIREMENT

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.

HOLIDAYS

Eleven paid holidays per year as declared by City Council each year.

PERSONAL DAY

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

SICK LEAVE

13 days per year
Accrues 4 hours at end of each bi-weekly pay period.  Maximum accrual is 480 hours.

ANNUAL LEAVE

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

FUNERAL LEAVE

3 consecutive days

JURY DUTY

Paid full salary – all fees received, excluding mileage, must be turned over to the City.

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE

Plain clothes – $250 a year
Uniformed Officers  –  $150 a year (dry-cleaning)

EDUCATIONAL REIMBURSEMENT

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. 

DEFERRED COMPENSATION

Made available to employees through payroll deduction upon employee’s request.

ADDITIONAL INSURANCE

Supplemental Term Life               Made available to employees through payroll deduction
Enhanced Vision                             Upon employee’s request.
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NOTE:  The above information is subject to change without prior notice.
06/2016

Certified Police Officer

Police Officer Uncertified (Police Cadet)

Preparing for the Academy

Please take some time to review the following videos to understand the physical requirements while attending the Academy.

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