Boise Police Department Wages and Benefits

The Boise Police Department offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package for incoming recruits.

Wage Information

Entry Level Police Officers

Below are the list of wages for a Entry Level Officer hired on or after October 7, 2018. All wage amounts are subject to change, pending new collective labor agreements.

Effective DateJob TitleHourly PayIncrease in LongevityAnnual PayLongevity Amount
October 2019Police / Probationary Officer$23.68$49,254.40
October 2020Police Officer I$25.77$53,601.60
October 2021Police Officer II$29.98$62,358.40

Lateral Officer

Below are the list of wages for a Lateral Officer hired on or after October 7, 2018. All wage amounts are subject to change, pending new collective labor agreements.

Effective DateJob TitleHourly PayIncrease in LongevityAnnual PayLongevity Amount
October 2019Lateral Police Officer$29.98$62,358.40
October 2020Lateral Police Officer I$29.98$62,358.40
October 2021Police Officer II$29.989%$67,970.66$5,612.26

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Benefits

Contract Benefits – BPD has a Union negotiated contract which also contains a Sunset clause.

  • State of Idaho PERSI City contribution of 12.28% with employee contribution of 8.81%
  • 6.2% City Contribution to 457, does not require employee contribution
  • Optional PERSI Choice 401K
  • Optional Roth after tax plan
  • $1,200 annual clothing allowance, after first year of employment
  • $480 cleaning credits a year for a local dry cleaner
  • 10 hours vacation per month increasing to 18 hours per month based on years of service
  • 8 hours sick time per month
  • Sick leave buy down to VEBA PEHP for post-employment health care coverage (tax free!)
    Any time over 600 hours each year is bought down at 60% and placed in a post employment healthcare plan (PEHP) to help pay your medical premiums from retirement to Medicare
  • 480-hour comp bank with annual sell back down to 240 hours
  • 3-hour minimum for Court appearance
  • 3-hour cancellation payment inside of 48 hours
  • 4 10-hour shifts, 3 consecutive days off per week
  • Shift differential 3% Swings 5% Nights
  • Can carry your own rifle, within certain limitations, on duty
  • Monthly open range – unlimited department issued hand gun ammunition available to all officers at no cost
  • Life insurance and long term disability plans available through the City of Boise at group rates
  • Flexible spending account for dependent care or non-reimbursable medical expenses
  • Our fleet is comprised of 2012-17 Dodge Chargers, 2013-14 Ford Explorers, and BMW motorcycles
    We rotate vehicles out at 100k miles or 5 years
    Approx. 45% of department is assigned take home vehicles
  • All safety equipment is provided, along with initial allotment of uniforms.

Health Plans

BPD has a self-insured health trust with benefits to age 65 (includes dental and vision). There are four health plans to choose from, and contributions are on a monthly basis. Here’s what some of the options look like:

Level Of CoveragePreferredPreferred 200Preferred ERHCEngage 200
Participant Only$20.00$20.00$0.00$60.00
Participant and Spouse$40.00$40.00$0.00$120.00
Participant and 1 Child$40.00$40.00$0.00$120.00
Participant and 2 or More Children$80.00$80.00$0.00$142.50
Participant and Family$80.00$80.00$0.00$142.50

Vacation Time (Entry and Lateral)

Years of EmploymentAnnual VacationMaximum Accumulation
Less than 5 years10 hours / month144 hours
5 years but less than 10 years12 hours / month176 hours
10 years but less than 15 years14 hours / month216 hours
15 years but less than 20 years16 hours / month248 hours
20 years or more18 hours /month288 hours

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