Police Department Benefits Offered

The City of Southlake offers a competitive benefits package for all employees. The City's compensation system supports the City's desire to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a skilled workforce, rewarding high performers and motivating employees by offering pay opportunities commensurate with their position's internal and external value. 


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Benefits Highlights

Please review the Benefits Summary for more detailed information. 

Health Benefits IconHealth, dental and vision insurance

Full-time employees have access to Alight Professional Heath Services. Alight is available, at no cost to the employee, to serve as a personal healthcare advisor. They can help employees navigate healthcare by providing doctor recommendations, hospital cost and quality information, reviewing bills, resolving disputes, providing prescription information, and much more. 

Health insurance, provided by Cigna, is available after the first of the month following your hire date. The City offers four different plan options, allowing employees to choose the plan that is most suitable for their unique situation.

Dental insurance is provided through Cigna. Like health insurance, new employees are eligible for dental insurance on the first of the month following their hire date.

Cigna also provides vision insurance. Cigna offers a diverse vision network of nearly 60,000 providers including both private and leading retail chains.

Salary Enhancements Salary Enhancements Icon

The City of Southlake is proud to offer three kinds of salary enhancements for police officers. 

As a Southlake officer, you are eligible for certification pay commensurate with your level of peace officer certification, as follows:

  • Intermediate Certification: $60 per month; 
  • Advanced Certification: $100 per month; or
  • Master’s Certification: $125 per month.

Longevity pay is also available for full-time employees who have been employed with the City for 12 consecutive months as of December 31. 

In addition, you are eligible for tuition reimbursements. The City reimburses 100 percent of the local average of state tuition, laboratory registration fees, and 50 percent of the cost of required textbooks up to a maximum of $5,000 each fiscal year.  

Other Benefits include:

  • Vacation, Sick, and Compensatory Leave
  • Life and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation