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Current Benefits

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The City of Bend offers a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to a very competitive salary range.


The City of Bend Police Department consider their employees their number one asset and have a number of wide range of benefits for employees.

  • Uniforms / Equipment: All uniforms and gear required for duty are provided, and uniformed employees receive a maintenance allowance of $30 per month.
  • Duty Boots: Reimbursement of $300 every two years for duty boot purchases.
  • Healthcare:The City of Bend currently pays 90% of employee (and family) health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • PORAC: Legal Defense Plan is provided for sworn employees and CSO's.
  • Paid Time Off: Eligible employees have the ability to accrue up to 90 hours of compensatory time, in addition to applicable vacation and sick time.
  • Innovative Wellness Program: Includes on-duty workout time, and programs designed to improve longevity and well-being such as yoga and mindfulness training.
  • Community Enhancement Program (CEP): Successful participation in our new CEP carries an additional 2% pay incentive (July 2017 - July 2018).
  • Language Fluency Incentive: Earn an additional $1.15/hour for Spanish and ASL proficiency.
  • Specialty Positions: Premium pay incentives for specialty positions (FTO's, Traffic, CERT, etc.)
  • Career Enhancement Opportunities: Ability to enhance career through three year rotational positions available for Detectives, Traffic, and SRO's.
  • Proficiency Incentive Program (PIP): Currently 9% for DPSST Intermediate certificate and 14% for DPSST Advanced certificate 
  • Educational Reimbursement Program: Available through City of Bend. 

Current Salary Range 

2016 - 2019 Bend Police Department Bargaining Agreement

The Bend Police Department has an excellent working relationship with their Association.  Agreements are negotiated every three years. 


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