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    Salary and Benefits

    Starting Annual Salary

    • $36,795.20 starting salary for Police Officers
    • 5% increase to $38,634.96 post basic school
    • 2.5% increase to $39,600.83 at the end of probation year
    • (Starting salary may be higher with creditable law enforcement experience and/or Virginia certification.)

    Vacation

    • 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

    Holidays

    • Ten (10) paid holidays and two (2) paid personal days per year.

    Sick Leave

    • One (1) day per month - accruable to 120 days.

    Medical Insurance

    • Paid employee health, dental and prescription drug insurance.
    • Family and dependent group plans available.

    Life Insurance

    • 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.

    Education

    • Paid in-service training.  College courses relating to law enforcement may qualify for tuition assistance.

    Other

    • Uniforms and equipment, except footwear, are provided.  Biennial boot allowance.
    • Employee Assistance Program.
    • Periodic physical examinations.
    • Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts.

    For more information, contact LPD Personnel and Recruitment:  

    (434) 455-6048 - Kevin.Mitchell@lynchburgva.gov 

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