Benefits and Incentives for Communications Specialists

  • Eligible for state retirement after 28 years of service
  • Extensive on-the-job and classroom training paid for by the department to ensure the best qualified personnel
  • Medical and dental insurance (the City pays a portion of the coverage)
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Military Leave if applicable
  • Paid General Leave
  • Longevity bonus every 5th year of service
  • Funeral Leave
  • Credit Union enrollment available
  • $25,000 Life insurance policy paid for by the City
  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (Personal and family counseling)
  • Free annual medical physicals
  • Long and short-term disability plan (Voluntary)
Incentives
Operators with prior South Carolina SLED/NCIC Certification, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Basic 911 course, or any current APCO certifications are eligible for a 3% to 5% upgrade on starting pay at the discretion of the Chief of Police.