Salary & Benefits

  • While serving as a Police Recruit in the Norfolk Police Department, recruits make $41,200.
  • Police Officer starting salary upon successful completion of the academy – $50,835.
    • At present, the maximum base salary that may be earned as a police officer is $75,240. Police officers receive a yearly step increase in pay.
  • $5,000 retention bonus program upon successful completion of the police academy.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Supplemental pay for college degrees, Master Police Officer, Police Training Officer, Specialty Unit & Investigator pay.
  • Tuition assistance/reimbursement.
  • Norfolk Police officers assigned to patrol will work an average of 16 days a month consisting of 12-hour rotating shifts between day and night shift with every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.
  • The City of Norfolk provides excellent health, dental, and vision plans that are available for police officers and their eligible family members. The City of Norfolk contributes to all plans.
  • Norfolk Police Officers receive 96 hours of Annual Leave, 96 hours of Sick Leave, 1 day of Birthday Leave, 1 day of Diversity Leave, holiday pay and leave: 12-13 holidays per year.
  • Active duty / Reserve duty personnel receive 15 days of Military Leave per year.

Contact a Norfolk Police Recruiter Today!

Recruiters are available

Monday – Friday

7:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.

The City of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is inclusive of all persons. Employment with the City is not limited by race, ethnicity, class, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, age, sexuality, pregnancy, disability, medical condition, education, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliations, national origin, political beliefs and/or veteran status.