You can earn additional pay by completing college level courses beyond the minimum 54 semester hours required. Officers will earn an extra 5% pay for 85 or more semester hours and 7.5% pay for a 4 year degree.
We offer $3000 annually for college tuition reimbursement to further your career.
Keep more money for you and your family with our Student Loan Reduction Program. Some of the benefits include:
Police Officers with 10 years of service can eliminate 100% of their outstanding federal student loan debt.
Opportunity to develop and improve law enforcement skills of officers in pursuit of career path objectives through various departmental assignments. Memphis Police has over 75 specialized units and assignments – department wide – to aspire for.
New officers hired through our Fast Track and Lateral Transfer programs receive bonuses for their progress within the program which include:
Re-hires are ineligible for sign-on bonus
Are looking to relocate to Memphis? There are many reasons to move to our fine city including lower cost of living but we also offer assistance for moving expenses. You may qualify for up to $5000 to cover the cost of one-way moving expenses upon acceptance of the final job offer.
The Memphis Police Department believes all aspects of your job are crucial and understand they may require extra time on your part. We make sure to reward your hard work and allow you to earn Overtime Pay or Accumulated-Time Benefit Pay for days you are required to appear in court.
The Memphis Police Department rewards individuals that strive to reach beyond their normal job duties. Officers are eligible to earn Out of Rank Pay for Temporary or Special Assignments.
0.75% of Base Pay
1.00% of Base Pay
1.25% of Base Pay
Officers competent in speaking, reading and writing in a language other than English will be compensated as follows (Sign-language may also be considered as a non-English language):
With our Annual Physical Fitness Incentive Program (PFIP) you may be eligible to earn Accumulated-Time Benefit Pay for days off.
Refer recruits to earn up to $2000 per Police Recruit referral pay.
The Memphis Police Department Training Academy (MPDTA – facility code # 10006742) is a state approved agency – by the Department of Veterans Affairs – to offer extra pay incentives for police recruits with educational benefits, during their academy training as well as the 12-month probationary period after graduation. Military personnel can earn up to an additional $1,561.00 per month, if eligible for the maximum benefit amount under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33) Educational Benefits program.
Eligible Reservists, National Guard members, and Veterans can receive – up to a maximum estimated benefit of $22,776.00 – during 18 months of On-the-Job Training with the MPDTA.
|(effective 08/01/2017)||Extra Salary per month*|
|1st six months||$1,561.00|
|2nd six months||$1,265.00|
* Monthly estimated benefits include housing allowance and book stipend.
|Hourly||Pay Period*||Annually||w/Bachelor’s Degree x 7.5%|
|6 or 12 Weeks of Training + 1 Year||$23.91||$1,912.57||$49,726.82||N/A|
For a comprehensive list of City employee benefits, wellness and rewards, please visit the Total Rewards website for the latest information.
On the date you are hired, you will become eligible for:
Employee/Retiree Wellness Clinic
No-cost Death Benefit Coverage
FSA (Flexible Spending Account) / HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement)
Police Officer Salaries: (effective 07/01/2019)
|Police Recruit (22 weeks of Training)||$20.10||$1,607.80||$41,802.80|
|Police Officer II-P (One Year Probation)||$21.50||$1,720.34||$44,728.84|
|Police Officer||w/Bachelor’s Degree x 7.5%|
For all employees who work a non-rotating fixed shift, the city will pay a shift premium for all time worked during the second and third shifts.
|2nd Shift per month||3rd Shift per month|
|Police Officer II (probation)||$19.62||$39.24|
|Police Officer II||$22.70||$45.40|
After an employee has worked 6 consecutive months on either the second or third shift or combination thereof, and continues to be assigned to either a second or third shift, the shift differential rates will be:
|2nd Shift per month||3rd Shift per month|
|Police Officer II (probation)||$29.44||$58.86|
|Police Officer II||$34.05||$68.10|