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Sworn Officers: The current testing cycle for Probationary Patrol Officer is closed to applications. The Sandwich Police Department conducts testing for Probationary Patrol Officer every two years or whenever an eligibility list becomes exhausted. The next testing cycling is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2018.
Civilian Positions: Records Clerk, Telecommunicator, and Crossing
Guard positions are posted as an opening becomes available.
No openings at this time.
A new eligibility list will be posted when it becomes available.
The following benefits are based on the current Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) contract between the Sandwich Police Patrolmen and the City of Sandwich. This is a summary of key benefits only.
Base Salary (starting pay / 5 year top pay):
May 2014 - $48,139 / $63,253
May 2015 - $49,583 / $65,151
May 2016 - $51,071 / $67,105
Educational Incentive Pay (per year):
Associates Degree - $1,500
Bachelors Degree - $2,000
Masters Degree - $2,500
Longevity Pay (% of base salary):
1-3 years - 2.5%
4-6 years - 3.0%
7-9 years - 3.5%
10-12 years - 4.0%
13-15 years - 4.5%
16-18 years - 5.0%
19-21 years - 5.5%
22-24 years - 6.0%
25+ years - 6.5%
11 Paid Holidays PLUS all hours worked at double time (2x).
80 hours after one year, gradually increasing to a max of 270 hours after 25 years of service. Roll over of up to 80 hours per year. Cashout of unused hours allowed yearly.
20 hours per year. Must be used during the year. No roll over of hours.
120 hours per year. Maximum bank of 600 hours. Cashout of unused hours allowed yearly.
Officer's option of taking comp time in lieu of overtime. Maximum bank of 100 hours. Cashout of unused hours allowed yearly.
Health Insurance / Dental / Vision / Prescription Drug:
Group coverage through Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Illinois.
Total premium is paid as follows: 85% by city / 15% by employee.
$25,000 provided by the city.
Participation in Downstate Police Pension. Sworn police officers contribute 9.91% of their salary towards their pension.
10 hour shifts. 3 days off a week.**
**With the exception of officers assigned to some specialty positions.
Initial equipment, uniforms, and Glock 22 firearm issued upon hire. After one year each officer is allotted $725 for equipment upkeep.