(a) Each law enforcement officer and all police communications officers employed by the State of Alabama, including law enforcement officers of the Department of Industrial Relations and the Department of Revenue, and including State Fire Marshals, shall be entitled to and receive in a lump sum the first pay period of December each year the sum of $300.00 per annum after said employee has total service for a period of five years and shall receive said payment until the tenth year of service, at which time the payment shall be made in a like manner and at a like time but in the amount of $400.00 per annum until the fifteenth year of service, at which time the payment shall be made in a like manner and at a like time but in the amount of $500.00 per annum until the twentieth year of service, at which time the payment shall be made in a like manner and at a like time but in the amount of $600.00 as long as he remains in service.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-3

  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) All policemen in cities having a population of not less than 60,000 nor more than 130,000, and in cities having not less than 9,400 nor more than 9,900 inhabitants, according to the most recent federal census, shall be considered law enforcement officers under the provisions of this section; provided, that such policemen shall be paid out of city funds.

(c) All deputy sheriffs in counties having a population of not less than 115,000 nor more than 150,000 inhabitants according to the most recent federal census shall be considered law enforcement officers under the provisions of this section; provided, that such deputy sheriffs shall be paid out of county funds.

(d) The payments provided for in this section shall be in addition to all salaries or wages prescribed by the merit classification system and shall be in addition to any per diem allowances or expense allowances that may be in force at the time of payment. Said sum shall not be used in computing retirement or other benefits.

(Acts 1975, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 206, p. 474, § 1; Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 97, p. 2777, § 1.)