Employment Benefits

This page describes the Law Enforcement Division employment benefits.

Starting Salary

Regular Salary Increases
Employees are considered for performance based salary increases annually.

Health/Hospitalization Insurance

Under the State Health Benefit Plan, employees may choose single or family coverage.  Health Maintenance Organizations are also available to employees in some portions of the state.

Optional Insurance Programs

Life and dependent life, accidental death and dismemberment, short and long term disability, dental, vision, and legal insurance are available to all state employees.

Leave Accumulation

Employees with up to 5 years of service may accumulate 1¼ leave days per month;  from 6-10 years of service, 1½ leave days per month;  beginning with the 11th year of service, 1¾ leave days per month.

Credit Union Membership

All state employees are eligible to join the Georgia United Credit Union 

Deferred Compensation Program

This program allows eligible employees to put aside a portion of their pay before state or federal income taxes are deducted and to build financial security for retirement above and beyond what their basic retirement plan may offer.


Minimum qualifications are age 60 with at least 10 years of creditable service.  With 30 years service, employees may retire at any age.  To qualify for disability retirement, one must have at least 15 years of creditable service, under 60 years of age, and be permanently disabled from further performance of duties.

Death Benefits

Generally, employees are insured at 18 times their monthly salary under the Employees Retirement System Group Term Life Insurance program.