Lateral Transfer

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If you have previous Law Enforcement experience, you can apply and receive Lateral Transfer status.

The Addison Police Department will offer lateral pay for those applicants with prior, full-time, law enforcement experience in a patrol or investigative capacity. This applies to both in and out of state, federal, state, and local jurisdictions.

Lateral Transfer starting salaries are dependent on the applicant's experience in law enforcement. The table below shows the starting salaries for lateral entry officers based on experience: 


Lateral Pay Scale
Experience Salary
5+ years $79,582.36
4.0 - 4.9 years $78,612.04
3.0 - 3.9 years $75,507.64
2.0 - 2.9 years $74,018.85
1.0 - 1.9 years $72,213.52
<1.0 year $69,279.44