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1. For the purpose of operation of the police department herein created, the chief of police, with the approval of the board, shall appoint such number of police department employees, including police officers and civilian employees as the chief of police from time to time deems necessary.
2. The base annual compensation of police officers shall be as follows for the several ranks:
(1) Lieutenant colonels, not to exceed five in number, at not less than seventy-one thousand nine hundred sixty-nine dollars, nor more than one hundred thirty-three thousand eight hundred eighty-eight dollars per annum each;
(2) Majors at not less than sixty-four thousand six hundred seventy-one dollars, nor more than one hundred twenty-two thousand one hundred fifty-three dollars per annum each;
(3) Captains at not less than fifty-nine thousand five hundred thirty-nine dollars, nor more than one hundred eleven thousand four hundred thirty-four dollars per annum each;
(4) Sergeants at not less than forty-eight thousand six hundred fifty-nine dollars, nor more than ninety-seven thousand eighty-six dollars per annum each;
(5) Master patrol officers at not less than fifty-six thousand three hundred four dollars, nor more than eighty-seven thousand seven hundred one dollars per annum each;
(6) Master detectives at not less than fifty-six thousand three hundred four dollars, nor more than eighty-seven thousand seven hundred one dollars per annum each;
(7) Detectives, investigators, and police officers at not less than twenty-six thousand six hundred forty-three dollars, nor more than eighty-two thousand six hundred nineteen dollars per annum each.
3. The board of police commissioners has the authority by resolution to effect a comprehensive pay schedule program to provide for step increases with separate pay rates within each rank, in the above-specified salary ranges from police officers through chief of police.
4. Officers assigned to wear civilian clothes in the performance of their regular duties may receive an additional one hundred fifty dollars per month clothing allowance. Uniformed officers may receive seventy-five dollars per month uniform maintenance allowance.
5. The chief of police, subject to the approval of the board, shall establish the total regular working hours for all police department employees, and the board has the power, upon recommendation of the chief, to pay additional compensation for all hours of service rendered in excess of the established regular working period, but the rate of overtime compensation shall not exceed one and one-half times the regular hourly rate of pay to which each member shall normally be entitled. No credit shall be given nor deductions made from payments for overtime for the purpose of retirement benefits.
6. The board of police commissioners, by majority affirmative vote, including the mayor, has the authority by resolution to authorize incentive pay in addition to the base compensation as provided for in subsection 2 of this section, to be paid police officers of any rank who they determine are assigned duties which require an extraordinary degree of skill, technical knowledge and ability, or which are highly demanding or unusual. No credit shall be given nor deductions made from these payments for the purpose of retirement benefits.
7. The board of police commissioners may effect programs to provide additional compensation for successful completion of academic work at an accredited college or university. No credit shall be given nor deductions made from these payments for the purpose of retirement benefits.
8. The additional pay increments provided in subsections 6 and 7 of this section shall not be considered a part of the base compensation of police officers of any rank and shall not exceed ten percent of what the officer would otherwise be entitled to pursuant to subsections 2 and 3 of this section.
9. Not more than twenty-five percent of the officers in any rank who are receiving the maximum rate of pay authorized by subsections 2 and 3 of this section may receive the additional pay increments authorized by subsections 6 and 7 of this section at any given time. However, any officer receiving a pay increment provided pursuant to the provisions of subsections 6 and 7 of this section shall not be deprived of such pay increment as a result of the limitations of this subsection.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VII. Cities, Towns and Villages § 84.510. Police officers and officials--appointment--compensation (Kansas City) - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vii-cities-towns-and-villages/mo-rev-st-84-510/
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