Website home about our city

Job Benefits: City of Fort Collins Police Services

City of Fort Collins Police Officers on Bikes City of Fort Collins Police Services Work Out Room City of Fort Collins Police Services Squad Car with K-9

Fort Collins Police Services offers a superb salary and benefits package in a profession delivering incomparable job satisfaction, camaraderie, and excitement.

Details of the salary and benefits package are listed below:

2015 Average Salary Information

Fort Collins Police Services offers a competitive salary range. Most candidates with previous Law Enforcement experience will start at level two. Level five is typically attained within three years of employment.

  • Entry Level - (1) $57,607
  • Post Certified Officers - (2) $62,211
  • Completion of FTO program - (3) $66,817
  • 12 months after level three - (4) $72,457 (top rating)
  • 18 months after level four - (5) $79,401 (top rating)

Vacation/Holiday/Award Time

  • 80 hours of Holiday time each year
  • If you work on a holiday you can be paid 2 1/2 times your normal pay
  • You can earn up to 60 hours of award time a year through fitness testing and not utilizing sick days
  • Entry Level Officer earn 15 vacation days a year


  • Money Purchase Plan (401k) employee contribution of 8% with matching funds of 8%, fully vested after 3 years
  • Deferred Compensation Plan(457) with matching funds up to 3%
  • Retirement Health Care Savings Plan

Other Benefits:

  • One to one take home car program
  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage for family
  • Life Insurance/ Optional family coverage
  • Uniforms and cleaning provided
  • All equipment provided, including firearm.
  • Tuition reimbursement for college courses at accredited schools