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Besides high pay, receive great health insurance, and a pension.
Phoenix Police is Arizona's Highest-Paying Law Enforcement Agency

​PHX Police Officer Recruitment​

Salary & Benefits Summary


Sala​ry

Police Recruit Starting Salary = $33.01 hourly / $68,661 annually
Police Officer Maximum Salary = $50.74 hourly / $105,539 annually

Hiring Bonuses

Phoenix Police

For Recruits = $7,500. How it works: $2,500 upon initial hire. $2,500 on successful completion of the Phoenix Police Regional Academy. $2,500 on successful completion of the Probationary period as a Police Officer.

For Lateral Police Officers = $7,500. How it works: $3,750 upon swearing-in as a Phoenix Police Officer. $3,750 upon successful completion of the Probationary period.​

​Recruits who successfully complete the academy will be promoted to Police Officer. Explore a summary of benefits on this page.

Public Safety Personnel Retirement (PSPR)​

Officers are eligible for the PSPR system. See Plan Provisions (PDF)​

Vacation​ Leave

• 1-5 Years of Service = 8 hours per month (96 hours/year)
• 6-10 Years of Service = 10 hours per month (120 hours/year)
• 11-15 Years of Service = 11 hours per month (132 hours/year)
• 16-20 Years of Service = 13 hours per month (152 hours/year)
• 21 Years+ = 15 hours per month​​ (180 hours/year)

Personal​​ Leave

20 hours of personal leave time each year.

Holi​​day Pay

11 paid holidays each year. If an officer's duty day is on a holiday, the officer will receive an additional 8 hours of pay for the day if it is worked.​

Police Outreach Event

4/10 Hour Wor​​k Schedule

Patrol officers work 4 days a week for 10 hours each shift. Officers are given a 30 minute paid lunch break and a 15 minute paid break, which may be combined to a 45 minute paid lunch break during each shift.

Bilingual ​​Incent​​ive Pay

Officers receive $10/hour in addition to regular hourly pay while engaged in translation activities. This includes all related paperwork, investigation time and court appearances.​


Nightshift/Weekend Di​fferential Pay

Officers receive $.60/hour in addition to hourly pay when working a shift which ends after 10:00pm; and $.25/hour in addition to hourly pay when working a weekend shift.

Compensatory Time Ba​nk Option

Officers can continuously store up to 300 hours of overtime in their comp bank and have the option to cash out any hours in their comp bank at any time or may use any hours in their comp bank to take time off.

Paid Co​urt Overtime

Court appearances at a time other than the regular scheduled duty time is compensated at a rate of one and one-half (1½) times the officer's regular hourly rate of pay with a minimum 3 hours court time paid for each court appearance.

Court standby at a time other than the regular scheduled duty time pay is compensated at a rate of one and one-half (1½) times the officer's regular hourly rate of pay with a minimum 2 hours per day while an officer is on standby.


Education/Tuition Re​imbursement

Currently $6,500 in reimbursement funds is available every year to pay for tuition, books, and lab fees. Must attend an accredited college or university in a related field of study.

Department-Provide​d Equipment

Police Outreach Event

The Phoenix Police Department provides its officers with their firearm, gun-belt (including equipment carriers such as holster, magazine carrier, et cetera​) , handcuffs, ammunition, pepper spray, breast badge, flat badge, traffic vest, helmet, fingerprint kit, puncture resistant gloves, tape recorder.

Uniform ​​Allowance

Employees receive $1,150 per year for the purchase of uniforms and any additional equipment.

Ballistic Vest Allowance

Officers receive $1,000 to purchase their initial vest and every 5 years to purchase a replacement vest in addition to the annual uniform allowance.

Police K-9 Unit

Training Reimbursement

Officers have the option to use up to $500 of their tuition reimbursement funds to attend training schools, seminars and classes that are not affiliated with an academic institution.

Health & Life ​Insurance

​Officers can choose from a number of health insurance plans, and also receive life insurance.

 

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