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Pay & Benefits


  • Starting Salary: $48,783.73
    Based off 12.25 hour work day, 85.45 hour biweekly pay period.
  • Education Incentive Pay
    • Associate's degree: $1,000
    • Bachelor's degree : $2,000
    • Master's degree: $3,000
  • Shift Differential
    • $0.50/hour for 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    • $1.00/hour for 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Sign-On Incentive
    • $8,000 sign-on incentive for GA POST certified candidates
    • $4,000 sign-on incentive for non-POST certified candidates

Overtime Pay

After 80 hours worked in a bi-weekly period, you are paid time and a half for any additional hours worked. Overtime is added to your gross income and is not treated as comp time. Overtime is frequently available.

Work Cycle

Emergency Communications Officers work a 12-hour shift with a 3 day on/2 day off followed by a 2 day on/3 day off work cycle. This provides a 3-day weekend every other weekend.


Additional Benefits Available to Employees

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Free Wellness Clinic
  • Live-Health Online
  • Peace Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund (POAB)


Paid Vacation Leave

  • 13 days per year / 1 year of service
  • 15 days per year / 5 years of serviceĀ 
  • 20 days per year / 10 years of service
  • 22 days per year / 15 years of service
  • 25 days per year / 20 years of service


There are 11 paid holidays per year.

Sick Leave

Sick leave accumulates at 4.0 hours per bi-weekly.

Military Leave

Eighteen (18) days paid Military Leave.

Bereavement Leave Policy

Full-time Employees will receive up to 3 days of bereavement leave with pay for 24 hours. Employees working in part-time positions shall be eligible for bereavement leave equal to 3 part time days off with pay.

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Employees are eligible for 6 weeks paid leave.