Lateral Transfers Pay Step

The Sierra Vista Police Department offers advance in pay step to lateral transfers depending on prior years of service and experience as a sworn police officer. Lateral hire starting pay is determined upon review by SVPD Command Staff and Human Resources. Candidates for lateral appointment will start at the Police Officer step 1 pay and will not receive the designated lateral appointment pay until they are AZPOST certified and completed the SVPD field training program.

Lateral Hire Pay
Years of Service as a Sworn Police Officer Starting Step Starting Hourly Pay
1.4 years or less 1 $26.03
1.5 - 2.4 years 2 $26.55
2.5 - 3.4 years 3 $27.08
3.5 - 4.4 years 4 $27.62
4.5 - 5.4 years 5 $28.18
5.5 - 6.4 years 6 $28.74
6.5 - 7.4 years 7 $29.31
7.5 - 8.4 years 8 $29.90
8.5 - 9.4 years 9 $30.50