LATERAL OFFICER SALARY + BENEFITS
Lateral officers will be credited up to nine (9) years of qualifying service from their current employer for salary and step movements only**. Base salary for the 3 different entry steps are as follows, effective July 1, 2019:
*SOCD: Standards of Conduct Differential is paid to officers at a rate of $658.67 per month)
**Officers who qualify for Intergovernmental Movements from Maui, Kauai or Hawaii police departments are not capped at 9 years of credible service.
ADDITIONAL PAY MAY INCLUDE
VACATION / SICK LEAVE / HOLIDAYS
ACCELERATED LATERAL ACADEMY & FIELD TRAINING + EVALUATION PROGRAM
Lateral officers will be required to successfully complete a 12-week accelerated lateral academy.
Officers are paid full-time city employees while attending the academy, however, the academy is not a live-in facility so officers will need to coordinate housing prior to first day of employment.
After passing the accelerated lateral academy, officers will be required to complete a 9-week Field Training and Evaluation Program.
Newly hired lateral officers will service a 1-year initial probationary period.
WORK SCHEDULE/PATROL SHIFTS
During the accelerated lateral academy, officers will mostly work a 5-8 schedule, Monday - Friday, from 0630-1515 hours.
During the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP), officers will work a 4-10 schedule with rotating days off.
Upon successful completion of FTEP, patrol officers work a 5-9 schedule (five 9-hour shifts) with 3 days off every other week. Days off rotate based on the assigned schedule. Patrol consists of 3 different shifts/watches:
City-subsidized medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans with option to pay premiums from pre-tax earnings.
Only years of service worked with the City & County of Honolulu apply towards retirement**:
* If you have a minimum of 25 years of credited service in this category you may retire without an age penalty, subject to certain provisions and limitations.
**Does not apply to active members of the Hawaii State Employee Retirement System.