March 20, 2024

Mount Dora Police Officers Will See 13% Pay Increase in April

0.8 min read| Published On: March 20th, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Mount Dora Police Officers Will See 13% Pay Increase in April

0.8 min read| Published On: March 20th, 2024|

Exciting news for Mount Dora’s dedicated law enforcement officers. A memorandum of agreement between the City of Mount Dora and the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, Inc. (FOP) was unanimously approved during Tuesday’s city council meeting. This agreement paves the way for a significant 13% increase in base pay for all police officers, aimed at enhancing recruitment, retention, and overall job satisfaction among our valued law enforcement professionals.

The decision to implement this increase stems from a shared commitment to maintaining a stable command structure, highly-trained supervisors, and ample opportunities for professional growth within the Mount Dora Police Department.

Under the terms of the memorandum, new-hire officers will start at an hourly rate of approximately $26.75, while seasoned sergeants with 14 years of service will receive $43 per hour. This significant increase in base pay supplements a previous 5% raise received by officers in fiscal year 2023-24.

Moreover, the agreement includes provisions to ensure fair compensation for officers providing outside police services. The minimum hourly rate for such services will be set at $45 for officers and $50 for supervisors, with hourly wages increasing to $50 and $55, respectively, on city-recognized holidays.

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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