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Benefits

The City of Lawrence and Lawrence Police Department strive to provide an industry leading competitive benefits package for employees.

 

Work Schedule

Patrol

  • 24 hour service / 7 days a week / 365 days a year

  • 10 hour shift

  • 6 days off per pay period

  • 4 shift options. Changes every 6 months

Investigations

  • 24 hour service through On Call assignments

  • 10 hour shift

  • Assigned to GIU, DIU, SVU

Insurance Plan

Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, & Life Available

  • Employee only: $10 / pay period

  • Employee + Spouse: $99 / pay period

  • Employee + Child: $91 / pay period

  • Employee + Family: $167 / pay period

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) also available. Full plan details are available here

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Retirement

Pension Plan

Adminstered by KPERS Police and Fire Retirement System

  • Employee's contribute 7.15% of gross earnings / pay period

  • City of Lawrence contributes 21%

  • Officers are vested after 15 years

  • Full retirement benefit available at age 50 with 25 years of service.

  • Full details available here

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

The City of Lawrence offers one supplemental retirement savings plan

  • The plan is currently managed by Nationwide Retirement Solutions

  • May contribute dollar amount or percentage

  • Employees choose their level of risk and fund management

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Paid Time Off and Leave

Vacation

  • Vacation based on years of service

    • 1-5 years: 96 hours per year​

    • 6-10 years: 128 hours per year

    • 11-15 years: 152 hours per year

    • 16-20 years: 172 hours per year

    • 21-25 years: 192 hours per year

    • 26 + years: 200 hours per year

Other Time Off

Leave Options

  • 3 Personal Days

  • ​9 Holidays​
  • Wellness Program
    • Time off incentives available​
  • Sick time​
    • Accrued at 12 days / year​
  • Military Leave​

    • Use vacation time while away​

    • Use only vacation time necessary to make up difference between Military pay and regular salary

    • Take leave without pay