The funding being requested would cover not only the 75 positions but also various equipment, training and operational needs for CRPD and CRFD.
In 2021, the average CRPD Officer’s salary is $82,238. The Town also pays an average of $29,381 per officer in payroll taxes and benefits – including retirement and healthcare. Additionally, an average of $10,707 is budgeted per officer to cover training, uniform and vehicle costs, for an average annual budget need of $122,326 per officer hired.
For CRFD firefighting/prevention/EMS staff, the average salary is $82,103. Benefits average $28,813, and $17,000 is included for training, uniforms and overtime, for a total cost of $127,916 per firefighting/prevention/EMS position.