Police Officer Benefits and Salary

New recruits start earning a salary of $51,937 ($24.97/hr) while training at the Police Academy. After graduating from the Academy and successful completion of Field Training, your salary will increase to $54,142 per year ($26.03 per hour). Certified officers with law enforcement experience can transfer to SVPD at higher pay levels. Learn more about the SVPD pay structure.

To start, you’ll receive:

  • 12 paid vacation days per year–with increases after 3 years!
  • 12 paid sick leave days per year
  • 12 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday per year
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Incentive pay opportunities
  • 100% paid employee health / life / dental insurance
  • Participation in the Arizona Public Safety Retirement System
  • 25-year retirement eligibility
  • Deferred compensation plans available
  • Health club /fitness program
  • Overtime/compensation leave
  • Take-home vehicle if you live within 12 miles of the City limits
  • Uniform allowance and ballistic vest and weapons issued
  • Tuition assistance for higher education