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                     Police Department Opening
            The City of Garden Ridge currently has an opening
                        for the position of Peace Officer.
 

                                    STARTING PAY & BENEFITS

PROBATION OFFICER (FIRST 6 MONTHS): 
SALARY:                    $19.85/hr  or $44,395.07/annual      
OVERTIME:               1 ½ time hourly rate 
HOLIDAY PAY:        8 hours extra pay for each City Holiday 

PATROLMAN
SALARY:                   $20.90/hr   (approx.) or $46,731.66 /annual
OVERTIME:               1 ½ time hourly rate
VACATION:               10 days per year 
SICK LEAVE:            10 days per year 
HOLIDAY PAY:          8 hours extra pay for each City Holiday; 1 Floating Holiday per year 
RETIREMENT:          Texas Municipal Retirement System (City Contribution: 2 to 1) 20 Year 
CERTIFICATIONS:   $25 / month - Intermediate 
                                 $50/ month - Advanced 
                              $100 / month - Master  
LONGEVITY:           $10/ month - For each full year of service 
UNIFORMS:               Furnished by Garden Ridge Police Department 
WEAPON:                  Furnished by Garden Ridge Police Department 
EQUIPMENT:            Furnished by Garden Ridge Police Department
INSURANCE:             Employee Dental and Medical Insurance paid by City 

SHIFT ASSIGNMENTS
SHIFTS
12 HOUR SHIFTS.  Shifts rotate on 2 week cycle allowing 3 day weekend every other weekend.

TRAINING 
FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM: 
12 Weeks - Actual length of Field Training is based upon officer's training progression; the Field Training Officer and the Chief of Police approve final release from Field Training. 

IN-SERVICE TRAINING: 
Paid for by Department with approval from Chief of Police

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