Members are provided with individual medical insurance benefits at $40 per month. Dependant coverage is available at an additional charge. Working for the city of Mount Dora provides employees with a very comprehensive benefits package that includes free medical care and free generic medications through the city's Employee Health & Wellness Center, operated by CareHere.
Members are provided life insurance and accidental death or disability insurance, both on or off duty. Florida law provides $25,000 line-of-duty death and $50,000 unlawful death insurance.
Members earn pension benefits of 3.25% for each year of service and may elect to receive early retirement at age 50 or full retirement at age 52, with 25 years of service. Members have vested rights after six years of service at 3.25% per year of service.
During an officer’s career, he/she is fully provided with uniforms, ballistic vests, weapons and other necessary equipment, including shoes. Plain-clothes officers are additionally provided with a clothing allowance.
Assigned Vehicle Program
When officers complete the Field Training Program they become eligible, upon vehicle availability, for the assigned vehicle program and may be assigned their own patrol car to drive home.