The Benbrook Police Department operates under Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code (Municipal Civil Service). All entry-level qualifications are established by law and by act of the Benbrook Civil Service Commission.
All civil service personnel certified prior to employment are subject to a one-year probationary period. Entry level police officers must complete an 18 month probationary period before being eligible to classify as civil service employees.
After completing each full year of service, civil service employees are entitled to fifteen days paid vacation.
Employees earn fifteen days of sick leave per year. Unused sick leave accumulates without restriction for civil service personnel. Non-civil service employees may accumulate up to 480 hours of sick leave
The City observes eleven holidays, plus a floating holiday.
The City of Benbrook is a member of the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). As a member of TMRS, a 7% contribution is withheld by the City and deposited in the employee's account. The City matches employee deposits at the rate of 2:1 upon retirement. Retirement benefits are available after 20 years of service.
The City also offers employees a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan at employee expense.
Full-time employees receive group hospitalization, dental and life insurance coverage. Each employee may elect to insure his or her eligible dependents by paying the cost of their coverage. Additional life insurance and a disability policy are available at employee cost.
Uniforms and equipment, including body armor and weapons, are provided.
Eligible full-time police officers possessing a TCLEOSE Intermediate Certificate receive an additional $75 per month above base pay. Officers with Advanced Certification receive an additional $150 per month. To be eligible for Certificate Pay, an officer must maintain current CPR and first aid certification and a satisfactory performance rating.