Do you offer a pension?

We absolutely do! 

Officer Retirement Benefit Plans

  • 3% at 50 with single highest year compensation for "classic" members hired before December 9, 2012. 
  • 3% at 55 with highest average annual pensionable compensation earned during 36 consecutive months of service for "classic" members hired on or after December 9, 2012. 
  • 2.7% at 57 with highest average annual pensionable compensation earned during 36 consecutive months of service for "new" members hired on or after January 1, 2013. 
  • Officers do not participate in the Social Security Program. 

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?