1. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
The City of Savannah provides a number of employee benefits including:
- Group Medical Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Pension Plan
- Wellness Program
- Credit Union
In addition, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department provides all basic equipment including uniforms, body armor, weapon, leather gear, and footwear with an allowance for uniform maintenance.
2. VACATION AND HOLIDAY LEAVE
City employees earn 10 paid holidays per year. The vacation year runs from January 1 to December 31. Vacation is earned from the date your employment starts, but may not be taken during the first six-months of service. Vacation time earned is based upon years of service with the City of Savannah.
- 1 – 4 Years Service = 12 Days Per Year
- 5 – 9 Years Service = 14 Days Per Year
- 10 – 14 Years Service = 18 Days Per Year
- 15 + Years of Service = 20 Days Per Year
3. SICK LEAVE
Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. You may accumulate a maximum of 260 days of sick leave. Supervisors routinely assess employee sick leave usage.
4. MILITARY LEAVE
If you are a member of a National Guard or military reserve unit, you are permitted up to 18 paid days of military leave per year.
5. ASSIGNMENT/TRANSFERS TO SPECIALIZED UNITS
Once you’ve completed two years of continuous sworn service with SCMPD or have completed one year of continuous sworn service with the department and at least two years of continuous law enforcement service with another law enforcement agency, you will be eligible to apply for any of the department’s specialized assignments, if there is an opening in the Unit desired.
The City of Savannah is an Equal Opportunity Employer.