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Brooklyn Park Police Benefits

The following is a shortened summary of benefits available to current Brooklyn Park Police Officers. If you are a lateral officer, learn more from our Lateral Officer Hiring page.

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Health insurance

The city puts $125 into your HSA or HRA tax-deferred account each month. Coverage becomes effective on the first day of the month following the first 30 calendar days of employment. Don’t want to take our health insurance plan? Waive it and get $300 per month.

Dental insurance

Dental insurance becomes effective on the first day of the month following
the first 30 calendar days of employment.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

A flexible spending account program is available so you can set up a reimbursement account for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses up to a maximum of $2,650 and/or dependent day care expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.00 per year.

Life insurance

The city provides full-time employees a $10,000 term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy. Coverage on the basic insurance becomes effective on the first day of the month following the first 30 calendar days of employment.

Additional life insurance

You can get additional term life insurance for you and your family at low group rates too such as:

  1. Supplemental life insurance for yourself
  2. Dependent or spouse life insurance
  3. PERA life insurance

Disability insurance


This provides disability income for an absence from work due to an accident or sickness, up to 90 days. An employee may choose a monthly disability income benefit of $400 to $6500 with a maximum benefit of 60% of the employee’s regular income.

Two elimination periods are offered: a 7-day or a 14-day accident/sickness waiting period. Employees pay for this voluntary benefit through payroll deduction.


Long-term disability insurance provides disability income for long-term or permanent absences from work. Benefits become available after 90 days of absence from work due to a qualifying disability. Disability income benefits are equal to about 60% of the employee’s regular base wage at the time of disability up to $4,000 per month.

Employees pay for this voluntary benefit by allocating a percentage of sick leave accrual each pay period at the rate of $.40 per $100 of covered monthly payroll.



Vacation leave is accrued according to your years of service, beginning at 10 days per year.


Employees have 13 holidays off during the year.

On January 1 of each year, full time employees on a Shift Schedule will be credited with twelve (12) paid holidays per year plus one floating holiday (as outlined above). Full time, Shift Schedule employees are required to work any holidays that fall on their normally scheduled work days.

Employees who work a holiday will be compensated at one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. In lieu of receiving holidays off, holiday time will be used to assign additional days off during the year based on Department staffing needs and scheduling, which we refer to as “Kelly Days”.

Sick leave

You accrue sick leave with unlimited accumulation at the rate of 12 days per year. Once your sick leave bank reaches 720 hours, your bi-weekly accrual will split half into sick and half into vacation.

All officers receive an initial sick bank of 48 hours and earn an additional 96 hours per year.

Parental leave

The City provides eligible employees two weeks of paid parenting leave under the conditions adopted by City Council and outlined in the Parental Leave Policy in the Employee Handbook. There is also a privacy room for all new moms coming back to work.


All employees are allowed to use sick leave to attend a funeral of any individual. You may also use up to 5 days of sick leave for an immediate family member, household member or co-worker.


As a local government employee, you’re automatically a member of the Public Employee’s Retirement Association (PERA) and you don’t have to manage a thing. A pension is a retirement account that your employer maintains to give you a fixed payout when you retire.

The employee contributes a percentage of total annual earnings to PERA and the city contributes a certain percentage too. You are vested in PERA after 60 months of public service if you started your government career after 2010.

Deferred compensation and Roth programs

The city provides pre-tax savings deferred compensation and post-tax savings Roth investment programs through payroll deduction for retirement. Participation is voluntary.

Two plans are currently available

  1. ICMA Retirement Corporation
  2. Minnesota Deferred Compensation Plan (MNDCP)

Retiree health savings plan

Some employees may be eligible to participate in a Retiree Health Savings Plan (RHSP) with the following employee contributions:

  • Vacation accrued over two hundred forty (240) hours as of the last pay period of each calendar year, or at the time of separation from city employment.
  • Accumulated compensatory time as of the last pay period of each calendar year
  • Severance pay (percentage of accumulated sick leave)
  • Please review union contract