$38,299 Annual Salary During Police Academy
New police officer recruits are paid $38,299 while attending the 26 week police academy.
$40,239 Annual Salary Upon Academy Graduation (5% Increase)
Upon graduation from the police academy, police officers are sworn in and receive a 5% increase to $40,239. This amount represents "base" salary which does not include earnings from paid overtime or court time. All uniforms and equipment are supplied by the Virginia Beach Police Department.
Merit Increases Every Twelve Months (starting w/first anniversary as Certified Police Officer)
Every twelve months after becoming a certified police officer, employees are eligible for a merit increase. The amount of the merit increase depends on the money appropriated by City Council for employee raises and varies from year to year.
Eligibility for promotion and Increase for Master Police Officer in Six Years
After six years, police officers may participate in a competitive examination process. If successful, they will be promoted to Master Police Officer and receive a salary increase. The maximum base salary that may be earned as a Master Police Officer is $67,664.
Salary Range Information by Rank
|Police Officer Recruit
|Master Police Officer