Employment Benefits

Benefits for Sworn Police Officers

Employment benefits for sworn Police Officers are listed below. For additional information, see Public Safety Benefits.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents.
  • 10 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave a year, including 20 days paid maternity, paternity or adoption leave. Vacation accrual rate increases after 3 years of service.
  • 13 paid holidays and 1 personal holiday a year.
  • Annual uniform allowance. In addition, all safety equipment is initially provided to newly hired police officers.
  • POST Certificate Bonus up to $450/month.
  • Special Assignment Bonus $100/month per assignment.
  • Employee and dependent education Fee Waiver Program - earn a degree!
  • CalPERS Retirement Program 2.5% at 57 (3% at 50 for classic members) paid by Department.
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA).
  • CalPERS Home Loan Program.
  • Workers Compensation Plan.

Non-Sworn Employment Opportunities

UPD also has several classifications of non-sworn positions, including Police Dispatcher and Parking Enforcement Officer. For information regarding employment benefits, visit Human Resources Benefit Summary.

SJSU Benefits

For information about the benefits of working for SJSU, visit Working at SJSU.