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 $25.03
1.5 - 2.4 years 2 $25.53
2.5 - 3.4 years 3 $26.04
3.5 - 4.4 years 4 $26.56
4.5 - 5.4 years 5 $27.09
5.5 - 6.4 years 6 $27.63
6.5 - 7.4 years 7 $28.09
7.5 - 8.4 years 8 $28.75
8.5 - 9.4 years 9 $29.32