Salary and Benefits Information
POST PAY
4% Above base for Intermediate POST
9% Above base for Advanced POST
Education Pay (Upon sworn appointment)
2% AA/AS degree
4% BA/BS degree
5% MA/MS degree
Special Pay
7% Above base for Corporal pay
5% Above base for Motor pay
5% Above base for Detective pay
4% Above base for Admin, POP, K-9, SET, FTO, SRO, Bike Team, Traffic & Whittwood Officer
Bilingual Pay (Upon sworn appointment)
$150 per month for Spanish language.
Annual Uniform Allowance
$600 Per year

Work Schedule

Patrol:  3/12.5 hour shifts

6 patrol teams working 3/12.5 hour shifts with one additional 10 hour shift every 28 days (usually on a Thursday).  The shifts are as follows:

1. Mon-Wed    6am-6:30pm
2. Mon-Wed    6pm-6:30am
3. Fri-Sun       6am-6:30pm
4. Fri-Sun       6pm-6:30am
5. Thurs-Sat   6am-6:30pm
6. Tue-Sat      2pm-2:30am (Tue/Wed) & 6pm-6:30am (Thurs) 

Inside personnel: 4/10 shifts

Investigations, Traffic, Administration and other specialized units.

The Whittier PD Advantage

Summer uniforms, report dictation, X26 Tasers issued to all officers, full time jail staff, all specialized positions are rotational, tactical team, new MDCs, civilian CSO units handle cold reports, college tuition reimbursement, $50k home purchasing assistance program and much more

Health Insurance

The City pays a substantial portion of the premiums for medical and dental insurance and provides term life insurance.

10 1/2 days per year.

VACATION LEAVE

10 days per year up to a maximum of 24 days per year after 20 years of service plus credit for prior law enforcement service.

SICK LEAVE

12 days per year plus credit for accrued non-compensated time for prior law enforcement service.

Personal Leave

3 days per year may be charged to accrued sick leave. Flexible Benefit Plan Allows employee payment of insurance premiums, medical and dependent care expenses with Pre-Tax dollars, increasing take-home pay.

Retirement

Employees hired prior to 1/1/13 and those individuals identified as Classic Members under Public Employment Retirement Law (PERL) will be enrolled in the City’s 3% @ 50 formula for Safety Members (2.5% @ 55 for Miscellaneous Members), and may have a future CalPERS contribution as established by resolutions, labor agreements or Public Employee Retirement Law. New Members under Public Employment Retirement Law (PERL) hired as of 1/1/13 will have the new CalPERS 2.7% @ 57 Safety Plan (2% @ 62 for Miscellaneous Plan), and will have a mandatory CalPERS contribution as established by PERL. There is currently no deduction for Social Security, as the City does not participate in the Social Security program.

Other Benefits

Deferred Compensation, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs; Short Term Disability Plan; and Credit Union membership are available.