What is the base salary range for officers?

Effective January 22, 2024, the annual base salary for Police Officers ranges from $129,073.80 - $153,818.28 per year. This does not include eligibility based incentives such as bilingual pay, master officer pay (laterals qualify), field training officer, education incentive, and uniform allowance. 

POA Contractual Raises
January 22, 2024: Four percent (4%), plus an additional one percent (1%) for community-based training.
January 5, 2025: Three percent (3%), plus an additional one percent (1%) for community-based training.
January 4, 2026: Three percent (3%), plus an additional one percent (2%) for community-based training.

For the most current salary and benefits, please read the San Mateo Police Officers’ Association Memorandum of Understanding (SMPOA MOU).

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1. What is the base salary range for officers?
2. What medical benefits are available?
3. What incentives do you have if applicable?
4. Do you offer a pension?
5. Is there lifetime medical for officers?
6. How many vacation, and sick time hours would I receive?
7. What type of work schedule do your officers have?
8. Do you have an on-duty work out program?
9. Can I have a beard as a police officer?
10. Can I have tattoos as a police officer?
11. Do officers have a take home car?
12. Are there housing programs for police officers?