Police Compensation and Benefits
|After completion of the probationary period of one year, Officers have Civil Service Rights and Protection under Texas Local Government Code 143 and the City of
(Base salaries are quoted for FY 2016-2017)
|Code||Position||Base Starting||Base Maximum|
|5240||Police Officer Trainee||$41,700.70||$41,700.70|
|5245||Police Deputy Chief||$98,415.01||$106,527.57|
Certification pay is available for Intermediate, Advanced and Master Certifications. Certifications are received from TCOLE upon meeting the required training and experience.
|Level||Pay Per Month|
|Intermediate Certification||$80.00 per month|
|Advanced Certification||$125.00 per month|
|Master Certification||$150.00 per month|
Longevity pay is obtained for each year of service as a Police Officer for the City of Wichita Falls up to a maximum of $3,564 a year after 15 years.
Vacations, Holidays and Sick Leave
Officers accrue 0-9 years accrue 15 vacation days, 10-14 years accrue 17 vacation days, 15+ years accrue 20 vacation days, and 15 sick days a year. Officers may accrue unlimited sick days, and can be paid for 90 days upon separation. Officers also accrue 9 holidays and 2 personal holidays a year.
Police Officers pay into the Texas Municipal Retirement System at a rate of 7%. TMRS was listed as one of the top two public retirement systems in the United States for 2006. The City of Wichita Falls has 25 years of service retirement at any age. All retirement requirements and benefits are listed at www.TMRS.com