Benefits & Pay

VBPD offers competitive pay and benefits.

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  • ​Paid time off
  • Paid parental leave 6 weeks 
  • Court and jury leave
  • Family medical leave​​
  • Funeral Leave
  • 14 paid holidays - 11 holidays, 3 flex holidays
  • Military leave with pay​


  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) or Health savings account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term care
  • Short- and long-term disability​
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation​

​Additional Benefits:

  • Credit Union
  • Legal resources and identity theft protection
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Veterans reemployment rights​
  • Veterans benefit (GI Bill) if qualified
  • Uniforms & equipment supplied


(As of July 1st, 2020)

$43,264 Annual Salary During Police Academy

New police officer recruits are paid $43,264 while attending the 26-week police academy.

$45,448 Annual Salary Upon Academy Graduation (5% Increase)

Upon graduation from the police academy,  police officers are sworn in and receive a 5% increase to $45,448. 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.

Annual Increases

City Council determines employee raises each year during the budget process. The amount of the increase varies. ​

Career Progression Increases

After three years, police officers may participate in an examination based on the departmental general orders and field guides. If successful, they will be promoted to Police Officer II and receive a 5% salary increase. A second career progression to Master Police Officer is available after three years as a Police Officer II (additional 5% salary increase), when workforce development requirements are met. The maximum base salary that may be earned as a Master Police Officer is $77,230.​

Salary Range Information by Rank

(As of July 1st, 2020)




​​Police Officer Recruit​​​$43,264​N/A
​​Police Officer I​​$45,448​​$66,602
​​Police Officer II​​​$47,715​​$69,930
​Master Police Officer​​$52,707​​$77,230
​​Police Sergeant​​$61,131​​$89,565
​​Police Lieutenant​​$67,454​$102,274
​Police Captain​​$78,229​$118,602
​​Police Deputy Chief ​$95,098​​​$144,165
​​Police Chief​​$110,074​$166,899​
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