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Salary & Benefits

Salary

Police officers and sergeants of the Lee’s Summit Police Department are employed under a work agreement (contract) that is 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. Pay structure provides for compensation increases based upon longevity. The current pay structure is listed below:

RANK/TENURE HOURLY RATE YEARLY RATE STEP #

Entrant Officer/Academy Recruit   

$19.23 $40,000 0

POST Certified/Graduation

$21.53 $44,800 1
3+ Years  $22.68 $47,178 2
5+ Years  $24.25 $50,454 3
7+ Years $25.83 $53,730 4
9+ Years  $27.40 $57,008 5
11+ Years  $28.98 $60,286 6
13+ Years  $30.56 $63,565 7
15+ Years  $32.30 $67,200 8
17+ Years  $35.67 $74,214 9

 

 

SERGEANT HOURLY RATE YEARLY RATE STEP #
No Experience $32.80 $68,238 1
2+ Years $34.48 $71,721 2
4+ Years   $36.15 $75,204 3
6+ Years  $37.83 $78,687 4
8+ Years $39.50 $82,171 5
10+ Years  $42.85 $89,137 6

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

0 - 2 Years Step #1
2 - 5 Years Step #2
5+ Years Step #3

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.

Deferred Compensation

Additional voluntary retirement financial planning through regular contributions to a deferred compensation plan with multiple investment options.