Benefits

Paid training, opportunities for specialization and advancement are just a few of the benefits which make the Dayton Police Department a great choice for anyone seeking a career in law enforcement.

Compensation rates for 2023 are as follows:

Base Academy Step 1 @ Appointment Step 2 @ 6 Months Step 3 @ 18 Months Step 4 @ 30 Months  Step 5 @ 42 Months Step 6 @ 54 Months Step 7 @ 66 Months Step 8 @ 78 Months
Hourly $26.68 $29.48 $29.92 $30.84 $31.72 $32.70 $33.68 $34.70 $35.87
Weekly $1,067.20 $1,179.20 $1,196.80 $1,233.60 $1,268.80 $1,308.00 $1,347.20 $1,388.00 $1,434.80
Yearly N/A* $61,318.40 $62,233.60 $64,147.20 $65,977.60 $68,016.00 $70,054.40 $72,176.00 $74,609.60

All sworn Dayton Police personnel receive the following benefits:

Anthem Health Insurance:

  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) options: $1,500 [single plan] or $3,000 [family plan] provided annually by the City of Dayton
  • Prescription coverage
  • AFSCME Vision and Dental Insurance:
  • Eye exams and glasses/contacts
  • Dental contains orthodontic coverage

Life Insurance:

  • Group life insurance in amount of $20,000
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment in amount of $20,000
  • Also available to family members

Working Hours:

  • Patrol Officers work four 10-hour shifts, with three days off per week
  • 12 paid vacation days per year
  • 15 paid sick days per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year

Seniority/Longevity Incentives:

  • Yearly bonus of up to 2% of base pay
  • Additional vacation days added every 4 years of service, up to 96 additional vacation hours
  • Up to $400 yearly for physical fitness incentive

Educational Incentive:

  • $550 – $1350 for officers for post-secondary education degree

Paid Court Attendance:

  • Day off premium

Overtime Opportunities

Compensatory Time Option

Night Shift Differential Pay

Ohio Police & Fire Pension Plan with D.R.O.P. Option

Equipment and Gear Provided:

  • Two Glock handguns
  • Full duty belt and duty rig holders
  • Asp Baton, OC, Radio, and Taser
  • Ballistic vest (Replacement vest every 5 years)

First three summer uniforms and three winter uniform shirts

Uniform Allowance