Sworn Law Enforcement Questionnaire

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A PTRC member government is interested in comparing information related to salaries and benefits for Sworn Law Enforcement Officers.  Please assist us by answering the following questions.  After all responses have been received, we will share a copy of the compiled results with each of you.  

Thank you very much for your responses and your assistance.  If you have any questions, please contact David Hill at dhill@ptrc.org.  

Regarding your pay range for entry level Sworn Officers, do you establish their starting salary at the grade/range minimum salary?
Regarding your pay range for entry level Sworn Officers, do you establish their starting salary at the grade/range minimum salary?
If you establish their starting salary above the grade/range minimum, how far above the minimum can you establish their starting salary?
If you establish their starting salary above the grade/range minimum, how far above the minimum can you establish their starting salary?
What percent or amount above minimum can your Manager approve before getting approval or authorization from your Commissioners/Council?
What percent or amount above minimum can your Manager approve before getting approval or authorization from your Commissioners/Council?
Do you establish starting salaries for new Sworn Law Enforcement Officers commensurate with their education, experience, certifications, or other criteria?
Do you establish starting salaries for new Sworn Law Enforcement Officers commensurate with their education, experience, certifications, or other criteria?
Do you utilize a qualifications matrix or established guidelines in establishing starting salaries for Sworn Law Enforcement Officers that assigns credit or points for education, experience, certifications, or other criteria?
Do you utilize a qualifications matrix or established guidelines in establishing starting salaries for Sworn Law Enforcement Officers that assigns credit or points for education, experience, certifications, or other criteria?
If yes to question 5, please provide a copy of the matrix or guidelines.
In addition to the statutory 401(K) contribution, do you provide an employer match or amount to the Officer's 401(K) account?
In addition to the statutory 401(K) contribution, do you provide an employer match or amount to the Officer's 401(K) account?
If yes, what is that amount?
If yes, what is that amount?
For Sworn Officers, do you provide "take home vehicles"?
For Sworn Officers, do you provide "take home vehicles"?
If yes, what restrictions do you place regarding distance or travel time from office?
Please describe anything unique you are doing to attract and retain Deputy Sheriffs/Police Officers?
Regarding Holidays, do you allow Officers to "bank" their Holidays for use at a later date?
Regarding Holidays, do you allow Officers to "bank" their Holidays for use at a later date?
Do you pay Holidays to Officers consistent with how you pay for other employees required to work Holidays?
Do you pay Holidays to Officers consistent with how you pay for other employees required to work Holidays?
When Officers' work schedule causes them to work on a Holiday, how do you compensate them for working the Holiday?
Do you know, yet, if you will begin negotiating the pay-out of the Law Enforcement Special Separation Allowance with the new 25 year Retirement law change effective July 1, 2019?
Do you know, yet, if you will begin negotiating the pay-out of the Law Enforcement Special Separation Allowance with the new 25 year Retirement law change effective July 1, 2019?
Do you provide additional compensation when an Officer attains their intermediate and/or Advanced Certification?
For Intermediate
For Intermediate
For Advanced
For Advanced
If yes, is the percentage or fixed amount added to their annual salary?
Percent
Percent
Fixed
Fixed
If yes, is the percentage or fixed amount paid as a separate lump sum not added to annual salary?
If yes, is the percentage or fixed amount paid as a separate lump sum not added to annual salary?
How do you compensate Officers for attainment of other certifications, education, etc.?