Officers seeking to become K-9 handlers are eligible for this position after completing two years of service as a patrol officer and may apply when a position becomes open.
K-9 handler candidates must demonstrate a good working understanding of the needs of a K-9 partner, must be willing to commit to keeping the K-9 fed and cared for, must demonstrate a high degree of dependability and responsibility, and complete the state-required certification course.
- Hazardous Duty Pay
- Down Payment Assistance
- Pension Plan
- Uniform Provided & Equipment Tuition Reimbursement
- Shift Differential
- Health/Life Insurance
- Longevity Pay
- Short- and Long-Term Disability
- Deferred Compensation Plan (optional)
- Paid Time Off
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