In addition to base compensation, Idaho Falls Police Officers receive compensation for Idaho POST Certificates on the following schedule: an Intermediate Certificate is paid at 1.5% of the base hourly rate, (.30 cents minimum), an Advanced Certificate is paid at 2.25% of the base hourly rate, and a Masters Certificate is paid at 3% of the base hourly rate. Language certificate is an additional 3% of the base hourly rate.
There are twelve holidays observed by the City of Idaho Falls. Officers who work these holidays are paid at twice the regular rate (double time) for their regularly-scheduled shift hours. If a holiday falls on a scheduled day off, the officer earns “holiday hours”, which can be used as paid leave on a later date. Officer pay can increase through regular step and grade raises. The City’s step-and-grade salary schedule along with job titles can be found on this page https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/216/Salary-Schedules
Officers receive $425 annually for footwear and minor equipment. Uniforms, standard equipment, firearms, and ammunition are provided. Upon completion of the field training program and POST academy, officers may be issued a police vehicle, which may be used off duty within the City of Idaho Falls. Officers living in Bonneville, Bingham, Jefferson, or Madison counties may drive their assigned police vehicle to and from police department assignments and shifts. If an officer chooses to have a "take-home car", they are required to pay a nominal fee per month, calculated by mileage, to offset the increased cost of insurance and fuel.
Medical and dental insurance premiums are paid in part by the City of Idaho Falls for the employee and dependents. Basic Life insurance coverage for the employee is provided by the City. Officers are enrolled in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).
This information is subject to change at any time.
Last update 3/9/2022