Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • $5000 hiring bonus upon completion of all phases of training and signed 4 year commitment
  • One-time relocation re-imbersement of up to $3,000 for officers who move into the city limits of Durham upon completion of all phases of training.
  • Take home care while on patrol (must live within city limits)
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • 96 hours of vacation per year (increases with years of service)
  • 96 hours of sick leave per year, which accumulate indefinitely
  • Sick leave incentive
  • Educational Pay Compensation after Phase III of Training:
Associates Degree= 2.5%
Bachelor's Degree= 5%
  • 2 weeks leave for reserve military training
  • DOL/VA Apprenticeship Program for Qualified Veterans
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Medical/Dental/Life insurance
  • State and City retirement plans
  • 401(k) plan. The equivalent of 5% of salary contributed by the City for sworn personnel.
  • 457 retirement plan available
  • Funeral leave
  • Volunteer school service
  • Parental leave
  • Wellness program offered
  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling