Benefits

Employee Benefits - Police Officer

  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance through TML Health
  • $25,000 City provided Basic Life Insurance (Supplemental plans at reduced rates)
  • TMRS Retirement Plan (7% Employee Contribution with a 2:1 City match upon retirement; Vested at 5 years)
  • IMCA-RC Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Police Department Gym
  • Uniforms and Job Related Equipment provided (excluding handgun, duty ammunition, and shoes)
  • Firearms Training Facility 
  • Wellness Program
  • Optional 5% sick leave sell back (reviewed annually)

Salary (Yearly)

  • Police Cadet                         $52,894.40
  • Probationary Officer              $60,278.40
  • 5 Year Patrol Officer              $72,800.00
  • 9 Year Patrol Officer              $81,848.00

Annual Salary increases up to a max of $88,150.00 with Longevity Pay and Incentives

Lateral Transfer up to 5 years of experience


Incentives*

Certification Pay (Monthly)* 

  • Basic Certification                  $34.66
  • Intermediate Certification       $98.80
  • Advanced Certification           $149.07
  • Masters Certification              $450.66

Education Pay (Monthly)*

  • Bachelors        $400.40
  • Masters            $450.66

*Education /Certification paid at whichever is higher

Step Pay *

  • $.43 at 7 years
  • $.88 at 9 years
  • $1.31 at 11 years

Shift Differential 

  • Evening Shift              $0.75 per hour
  • Night Shift                  $1.00 per hour

Tuition Reimbursement

The City of Deer Park will reimburse 75% of the cost of tuition and books for one degree, per employee, up to a Master’s Degree with a $5,000 maximum per year.

Paid Leave 

  • 15 Vacation Days accrued per year (10 days for Probationary Period)
  • 10 Paid City Holidays per year 
  • 1 Personal Day per year
  • 1 Paid Birthday Day per year
  • 12 Sick Days accrued per year (720 hour cap)
  • 15 Days Military Leave per year
  • Compensatory time in lieu of overtime available
  • Up to one (1) day off for participation in the Wellness Program

Special Assignments

  • Criminal Investigations Division
    1. Pro Act Unit 
    2. Sex Crimes/Crimes against Children
  • Crime Scene 
  • Traffic Unit
  • DOT Unit
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Field Training Officer
  • K-9