Police Salary & Benefits

Police officers and sergeants of the Lee’s Summit Police Department are employed under a work agreement (contract) negotiated and administered by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #50. Membership in the FOP and Lee's Summit Police Officer's Association is not mandatory, but all employees are covered under the work agreement. The pay structure provides for compensation increases based on longevity. The current pay structure is listed below and is current as of February 2023. The present work agreement extends through February of 2025 and has incremental increases within it that become effective in February of each year. Each year the pay range will increase by approximately 4%. The officer will also receive a "step" increase for an additional year of service. Each year an officer who is not at the top of the pay scale will receive two raises, one in February and one on their anniversary date.

Police officers with POST Class A Certification/experience can make a lateral entry into the compensation plan based on years of experience.

Experience

Paid Step

Paid Rate

0 – 2 Years

Step #1

$48,456

2 – 5 Years

Step #3

$53,350

5+ Years

Step #5

$58,245

Rank/Tenure

Hourly Rate

Yearly Rate

Step #

Recruit Officer

$23.29

$48,456

1

1 Year

$24.47

$50,903

2

2 Years

$25.65

$53,350

3

3 Years

$26.83

$55,797

4

4 Years

$28.00

$58,245

5

5 Years

$29.18

$60,692

6

6 Years

$30.36

$63,139

7

7 Years

$31.53

$65,586

8

8 Years

$32.71

$68,034

9

9 Years

$33.88

$70,481

10

10 Years

$35.06

$72,928

11

11 Years

$36.24

$75,375

12

12 Years

$37.41

$77,823

13

13 Years

$38.59

$80,270

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Sergeant

Hourly Rate

Yearly Rate

Step #

0 Year

$38.59 $80,270 1

2+ Years

$40.46 $84,150 3

4+ Years

$42.32 $88,031 5

6+ Years

$44.19 $91,912 7

8+ Years

$46.05 $95,793 9

 



Benefits

The Police Department offers excellent pay and benefits, as well as equipment and training. The City offers a clothing allowance for plainclothes assignments and uniform dry cleaning.

Vacation

  • Two weeks per year (one week at six months)
  • Three weeks after five years
  • Three and a half weeks after 10 years
  • Four weeks after 15 years
  • Four and a half weeks after 20 years
  • Five weeks after 25 years

Holidays & Paid Personal Leave

Ten paid holidays and two personal leave days per year.

Paid Sick Leave

Twelve sick days earned per year.

 

Health & Well-Being

  • Excellent health, dental and vision insurance plans for employees and dependents. The City contributes to all plans. View Health Insurance Premiums
  • Life insurance for employee (one time annual salary, $100,000 maximum) and dependents ($3,000)
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance (60% of employee’s salary)
  • Employee Assistance Program offering free short-term counseling
  • Fitness center membership partial reimbursement 
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Educational assistance for job-related college course work

 

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Pension Plan

Fully paid retirement plan - Missouri Local Government Employees' Retirement System. (LAGERS)

Employees earn 2% per year of service towards their defined benefit pension plan. Employees must work full time for five (5) years to be vested into the system.  Sworn employees are eligible for retirement at age 55, civilian employees at age 60.  The LAGERS L-6 plan provides for a 2% x Years of Service multiplier of the employees best five years of salary in their last 10 years of employment.  

Example:  Employee works 25 years and retires making $80,000 a year.  Their pension payment would be 25 years x 2% = 50% of the $80,000 annual salary.  LAGERS offers several ways to pay out pension benefits and employee elections could reduce or increase the monthly pension payment depending on the options chosen at retirement.

Deferred Compensation

Additional voluntary retirement financial planning through regular contributions to a deferred compensation plan with multiple investment options.  The City does not do matching funds for deferred compensation.