Employee Benefits for Police Department

Benefits available for Town employees, including observed holidays.
  • Annual Merit-Based Pay Increases Available
  • Advanced Training Opportunities
  • College tuition and reimbursement ($5,000 a year)
  • Group Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Spouse and Child Life Insurance
  • South Carolina State Retirement Membership through the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA)
  • South Carolina Deferred Compensation Program (401(k) and 457 – traditional Roth options)
  • Accidental Death Benefit
  • Sick Leave Accruals – 10 days per year
  • Vacation Leave Accruals – 10 days per year
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Voluntary Group Insurance Products (i.e., Short-Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Universal Life, Accident, Critical Illness, and Cancer
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Take Home Patrol Vehicle - within a 23 mile radius 
  • All uniforms and equipment are supplied to employees
  • New officers are full-time employees of the Town of Lexington and receive their full salary and benefits during training and while attending the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

Subject to change with or without notice. This is not a contract.


Vacation and Sick Leave

All regular full-time employees shall be allowed leave with pay. Such annual leave shall be accrued in the manner indicated below:
Years of Service Leave Accrued
1 - 5 Years 10 Days / Year
6 - 15 Years 15 Days / Year
16 & Over 20 Days / Year

Military Leave

Officers recieve fifteen (15) calendar days annual to fulfill military obligations. 

Observed Holidays - 2023 Holiday Calendar

The Town of Lexington observes thirteen holidays. 

Holiday Date
New Year's Day January 1st
Martin Luther King, Jr's. Birthday 3rd Monday in January
President's Day 3rd Monday in February 
Good Friday April 7th
Memorial Day  Last Monday in May
Juneteenth June 19th
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day 1st Monday in September
Veterans Day November 11th
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
Day After Thanksgiving Day following Thanksgiving
Christmas Day December 25th & Day Before or After