After 6 years of service with the City of Tukwila, Police Officers are eligible to participate in a Master Police Officer (MPO) program which increases their pay annually based on their experience, time in-service and training.
Compressed Work Schedule
Patrol officers work a compressed work schedule working 12-hour shifts. Patrol officers are assigned to one of four day or night shifts. The compressed schedule gives officers the same three days off every week with a rotating Saturday off every other weekend. The shifts are assigned based on seniority in a bidding process and each shift rotation is six months at which time another bidding process opens up.
Days & Nights A – Sunday – Wednesday & every other Saturday
Days and Nights B – Wednesday – Friday & every other Saturday
Specialty Units work a four day 10-hour schedule
Health and Dental Plans
Excellent health and dental plans are available for officers and their eligible family members/domestic partners. The City covers the premiums for the medical, dental and optical plans through HMA or Kaiser Permanente. An optional medical flexible spending plan is also available.
Tukwila officers participate in the LEOFFII state retirement plan.
An optional 457b plan is also available through Mass Mutual or ICMA. The City of Tukwila offers a partial matching amount for those who opt to participate in a 457b plan.
Sick Leave, Kelly Days & Holiday Banks
Sick Leave – 144 hours annually (Effective upon hire). Max of 720 hours (90 days) of sick leave accrual.
Vacation, Holidays and Kelly Days
Vacation – 96 hours accrued annually at 4 hours per pay-period.
Holiday Bank – 128 holiday bank hours annually. Patrol officers may use these hours as leave time or receive pay in lieu of time off or a combination of both.
Kelly Days – 110 Kelly Day hours annually. Patrol officers may use these hours as leave time or receive pay in lieu of time off or a combination of both.