Certain positions in Police, Fire and Code Enforcement are required to wear a City approved uniform as specified in departmental policy. One of the primary purposes of the uniform is to readily identify the City employee to the public. Uniforms shall be maintained in a neat, clean condition so as to bring credit to the employees and to the City. The uniform allowance described herein is intended to be used solely toward the purchase and maintenance of uniforms.
Regular employees in Fire, Police and Code Enforcement who are required to wear identifying uniforms shall be compensated an additional sum for a uniform allowance, over and above the salary specified for their position.
A uniform allowance amount shall be established annually in the approved budget. The City Manager, in consultation with the Department Directors, shall determine the percentage of this amount to be paid to employees in eligible positions based on job requirements.
The following positions will be paid a uniform allowance at the percentage rate shown:
Fire Chief 100%
Assistant Fire Chief 100%
Fire Marshall 100%
Full-Time Firefighter 100%
Fire Secretary 80%
Fire Inspector 100%
Police Chief 100%
Assistant Police Chief 100%
Police Patrol Lieutenant 100%
Police Detective Sergeant 100%
Police Patrol Sergeants 126.8%
Police Administration Sergeant 100%
Police Detectives 100%
Full-Time Police Officer/SRO 126.8%
Crime Scene/Evidence Tech 80%
Full-Time Dispatcher 80%
Part-Time Dispatcher 40%
Code Enforcement Officer 101.5%
Uniform allowances are advances, which shall be made in semi-annual payments. One payment shall be for January 1st through June 30th and will be paid on or before January 10th of each year. The second shall be for July 1st through December 31st and will be paid on or before July 10th each year.
Eligible newly hired employees in a position listed above shall begin receiving a uniform allowance advance when hired. For all positions except full-time police officer/SRO, the amount will be pro-rated based upon the number of months employed in that semi-annual period. (Example: an employee hired any day during March would receive 4/6ths of the semi-annual amount.)
Newly hired full-time police officer/SRO employees will receive a full six-month uniform allowance, regardless of when they are hired, due to the high cost of purchasing a uniform.
Uniforms or Clothing Items Provided to Employees
Other positions (i.e. Assistant Dispatcher, Part-time Firefighter, Streets Workers, Water/Sewer workers and Parks and Recreation workers) may be provided uniforms, clothing items or protective equipment as determined by the Department Director and as provided in department policy.