Thank you for your interest in the Porterville Police Department. We are committed to providing our community with highly qualified and motivated law enforcement professionals who have a genuine desire to serve and protect our community.
If you are looking for a law enforcement career where you can excel as part of an organization that respects values, ethics, professionalism, and those we serve, I encourage you to apply to join our ranks. At the Porterville Police Department, we operate as a team and highly value each member of our team.
We encourage anyone interested in joining the Porterville Police Department to come to our agency to look us over and ask questions. We also encourage you to come ride with us, see what we have to offer, and become a part of a progressive, innovative, and highly professional law enforcement organization.
Police Officer Salary: $4,068 to $4,964 per month (base)
Retirement: Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), 2.7%@57 for new
members, 2%@50 for classic members.
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance: Employees pay 2% of base salary towards healthcare.
Life Insurance: City pays for $50,000 Life and AD&D Insurance.
Bilingual Pay: City pays extra $40 per month when second language is used in employment.
Vacation Pay: Accrual for full-time sworn employees: 1-5 yrs: 168 hours; 6-15 yrs: 208 hours; over 15 yrs: 248 hours per year.
Holiday Pay: 9 days + 2 floating days per year are included in the vacation accrural rate.
Sick Leave: Earned at a rate of 12 days per year (96 hours).
Special Assignment Pay: 5% for FTO, OIC, SWAT, HNT, MAIT; 7.5% for K-9 Officer, Detective.
Educational Pay: Intermediate certificate, associate degree, advanced certificate, bachelor degree, and master degree each earn an additional 2.5% of base pay.
Experience Pay: 2.5% for 10 years of service, 2.5% for 15 years of service, 2.5% for 20 years of service.
Annual Uniform Allowance: $1100 per year
Take-Home Cars: Officers who live within the city are permitted to take their car home. K-9 officers shall be eligible for a take home vehicle provided they reside within 40 miles of the Porterville Police Department.
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