Benefits and Compensation

Gresham Police Officer Benefits:

  • 20.66 hours of paid time off accrued per month to start
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • City paid Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); including the 6% employee contribution
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health reimbursement account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Deferred compensation
  • Uniforms, uniform cleaning, weapon, and other equipment provided

Salary

The salary range for the position of a Gresham Police Officer, as of July 1, 2014:

Monthly

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

$4,542

$4,762

$4,995

$5,252

$5,512

$5,789

$6,080


An employee will be eligible to advance one step after successful completion of probation.
 

Salary Progression

Entry Level

A new employee shall be hired at a Step 1 of the Salary Schedule and shall be eligible to advance to Step 2, contingent upon a satisfactory performance evaluation and 12 months of service.  An employee will be eligible to advance to Step 3 after successful completion of probation (18 months from the date of hire).

In-State Lateral Experience

A new employee (verified or certifiable) with police experience in Oregon and hired under the criteria of the City of Gresham's Lateral Entry Program shall be credited one pay step for each completed year of previous full-time, paid experience as a sworn officer, up to a maximum starting pay of Step 5 of the police officer salary range.  An employee will be eligible to advance one step after successful completion of probation (12 months from date of hire).

Out-of-State Lateral Experience

A new employee (certified or certifiable) with out-of-state police officer experience and hired under the criteria of the City of Gresham's Lateral Entry Program, shall initially be hired at Step 1.  Upon certification from The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) that the employee's out-of-state training is equivalent to the DPSST basic Training Program, the employee shall be credited one pay step for each completed year of previous full-time paid experience as a sworn officer, up to a maximum of Step 5 of the police officer salary range, retroactive to the hire date. An employee will be eligible to advance one step after successful completion of probation (12 months from date of hire).

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