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Salary and Benefits
Starting Annual Salary
- $35,006 starting salary for Police Officers
- 5% increase to $36,753 post basic school
- 2.5% increase to $37,668 at the end of probation year
- $21,008 starting salary for Cadets
- (Starting salary may be higher with creditable law enforcement experience and/or Virginia certification.)
- 1-5 years service = 8 hours per month
- 6-10 years service = 10 hours per month
- 11-15 years service = 12 hours per month
- 16-20 years service = 14 hours per month
- 20 + years service = 16 hours per month
- Ten (10) paid holidays and two (2) paid personal days per year.
- One (1) day per month - accruable to 120 days.
- Paid employee health, dental and prescription drug insurance.
- Family and dependent group plans available.
- Paid (included in the Virginia Retirement System.)
- Police Officers become eligible for full retirement benefits after a combination of 50 years of age and 25 years of service.
- Paid in-service training. College courses relating to law enforcement may qualify for tuition assistance.
- Uniforms and equipment, except footwear, are provided.
- Employee Assistance Program.
- Periodic physical examinations.
- Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts, rotating between daylight and night shift every 6 weeks.
For more information, contact LPD Personnel and Training: