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Technical pay of $1,000.00 per year for officers trained in the following disciplines ($2,000.00 maximum):

Specialty pay of $2,000.00 per year:

Clothing Allowance

Officers receive a clothing allowance of $1,300 per year paid in two installments. The first installment is in June and the second in December; both in the amount of $650. The clothing allowance begins at the completion of the officers 1st year of employment and may be pro-rated based upon city ordinance specifications regarding the date of hire.

Deferred Compensation

Deferred Compensation that the City contributes $1.00 for each $1.00 that an officer contributes to his or her 457(b) account up to $40.00 per pay.

Shift Differential

Shift Differential is paid to officers working the middle and late shift after completing Field Training and receiving permanent shift assignment.

Shift Assignments

Shift assignments are decided following a bidding process that occurs during November and December of each year and is based upon seniority. During your probationary year shift assignment is at the discretion of the Patrol Captain.

Take Home Cars

Take home cars will be assigned at the direction of the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police takes into consideration several different factors. You will be notified, based on your particular circumstances, when you will receive a take home car.

Residency

Residency in a county that is noncontiguous to the county in which the city is located but is not more than fifty (50) miles from the closest boundary of the city where the police department is located.

Salary breakdown

Reference the chart below for annual salary information for a Lawrence Merit Police Officer or for someone obtaining employment as a Lawrence Merit Police Officer. Compensation rates are also shown for those who are currently certified as a Tier 1 Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Graduate with continued enforcement experience.

1st Year LPD Probationary Officer (Probationary):

$ 0

Certified with ILEA Tier I

<1 year of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(4.16% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(>1 years but <2 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service
$ 0
(8.33% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(>2 years but <3 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service
$ 0
(12.49% Increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>3 years but <4 of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(14.68% increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>4 years but <5 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(30.54% increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>5 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(34.80% increase)

2nd Year LPD Officer (2nd class):

$ 0
(13.68% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(<1 year of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(10.10% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(>1 year but <2 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(5.86% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(>2 years but <3 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(1.94% Increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>3 years but <4 of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(13.84% increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>4 years but <5 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(3.26% increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>5 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0

3rd Year First Class Patrol Officer (1st Class):

$ 0
(16.13% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(<1 year of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(17.54% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(>1 year but <2 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(17.54% Increase)

Certified with ILEA Tier I

(>2 years but <3 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(17.54% Increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>3 years but <4 of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0
(3.25% increase)

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>4 years but <5 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0

Certified ILEA Tier I

(>5 years of continuous Law Enforcement Service)
$ 0

Longevity pay: Officers will receive .55% of base salary of 1st class patrol officer per year years 4 through 20. Years 21 through 32 will increase $100.00 per year.

 

Years of Service

.45% Longevity

$64,750.40

4$291.38
5$582.75
6$874.13
7$1,165.51
8$1,456.88
9$1,748.26
10$2,039.64
11$2,331.01
12$2,622.39
13$2,913.77
14$3,205.14
15$3,496.52
16$3,787.90
17$4,079.28
18$4,370.65
19$4,662.03
20$4,953.41
21$5,053.41
22$5,153.41
23$5,253.41
24$5,353.41
25$5,453.41
26$5,553.41
27$5,653.41
28$5,753.41
29$5,853.41
30$5,953.41
31$6,053.41
32$6,153.41
Years of Service.55% Longevity
$67,995.20
4$373.97
5$747.95
6$1,121.92
7$1,495.89
8$1,869.87
9$2,243.84
10$2,617.82
11$2,991.79
12$3,365.76
13$3,739.74
14$4,113.71
15$4,487.68
16$4,861.66
17$5,235.63
18$5,609.60
19$5,983.58
20$6,357.55
21$6,457.55
22$6,557.55
23$6,657.55
24$6,757.55
25$6,857.55
26$6,957.55
27$7,057.55
28$7,157.55
29$7,257.55
30$7,357.55
31$7,457.55
32$7,557.55

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