The U.S. Department of Defense will pay Salt Lake City $274,000 for security provided by off-duty police officers protecting Soviet inspectors here to verify U.S. compliance with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

City Budget Manager Gordon Hoskins told Mayor Palmer DePaulis in a meeting Tuesday the city will be reimbursed by the Defense Department for security provided by off-duty police officers."At least two" officers are on duty at the Sun Arbor Apartments, 1876 W. North Temple until a new complex for the Soviets is completed next year in West Jordan, Salt Lake police Lt. Col. Ed Johnson said.

The 30-member contingent of Soviet inspectors is living temporarily at the apartments while they monitor missile production at Hercules Aerospace following the U.S.-Soviet INF agreement signed Dec. 8, 1987.