Pay & Bonuses
Salaries are competitive with annual increases negotiated per union contract.
- Start: $45,054 (after graduation from the academy)
- With experience (up to 5 years): $47,280 – [Additional experience can be at a higher starting salary at the Chief of Police’s discretion; as per Article 9.2 of the collective bargaining agreement.]
Additional Pay & Bonuses
Officers can earn up to $130 per month based on combination of education and law enforcement incentive courses. A four-year degree qualifies for $80 per month at start of employment.
Overtime is available through regularly scheduled in-service training as well as typical operations.
Comp / Vacation Payout
Officers can elect to receive payout for their earned comp time up to 40 hours, and vacation up to 80 hours annually.
The city recognizes 10 paid holidays, plus 2 personal days per year. Police officers are paid each holiday at time-and-a half or collected as compensatory time at their choice.
Extra Duty / Special Event Pay
The city hosts 38 events annually worked by our officers at special pay and there are numerous opportunities to work non-city sponsored events. *Scale below represents the minimum amount an officer could earn working these events. Opportunities range from 8-35 hours per month at a current rate of $35 per an hour, $40 per an hour during recognized holidays.
Field Training Pay
Experienced members may elect to become Field Training Officers and be assigned new recruits for training. This important assignment pays Field Training Officers an extra $3.50 per hour while training.
Mount Dora Longevity / Educational Bonus Pay
|Years of service||2-Year Degree / 60 hrs||4-Year Degree|
|5 to less than 10 years||$250||$550|
|10 to less than 15 years||$450||$800|
|15 to less than 20 years||$650||$1,050|
|20 to less than 24 years||$850||$1,800|
|25 years or more||$1,050||$2,050|