RPD Benefits and Salary
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Salary

Starting salary for a Police Recruit is $50,301 and is paid while you are in the academy
(*Effective July 30, 2022)

  Minimum Midpoint Maximum
Police Officer $50,301 $64,046 $77,791
Senior Officer $56,190 $72,302 $88,414
Police Detective $60,903 $78,366 $95,828
Police Sergeant $75,475 $87,942 $100,409


Lateral Officer Salary

*Effective July 30, 2022

Years of Equivalent
Experience
Salary Rank
Less than 2 years $51,810 Police Officer
2 years but less than 4 $54,400 First Class Officer
4 years but less than 6 $57,120 First Class Officer
6 years but less than 8 $59,976 Master Officer
8 years but less than 10 $62,975 Master Officer
10 years but less than 12 $66,124 Master Officer


Lateral Officer Incentive Program

The program is designed to reward those with previous law enforcement experience who become employed with the Raleigh Police Department and take the Oath of Office with up to $5,000. The following criteria will determine the amount of the incentive to eligible applicants:

  1. Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) graduate - $2,500

  2. Less than one year of experience in NC - $2,500

  3. One (1) year or more of experience in NC - $5,000

  4. Less than two (2) years of experience outside of NC - $2,500

  5. Two (2) years or more of experience outside of NC - $5,000

  6. * Contact a recruiter for more details


Additional Compensation Opportunities

  • Voluntary Paid Supplemental Staffing

  • Extra Duty Opportunities

  • Secondary Employment Opportunities (Minimum rate of $35/hour)


Benefits

  • Annual Education Incentive Program
    $660.00 for Associate's Degree
    $1,320.00 for Bachelor's Degree

  • Uniforms and equipment provided

  • Eight (8) weeks paid parental leave

  • Thirteen (13) paid holidays per calendar year

  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement Program for continuing education

  • 401K with 5% of salary contributed by City of Raleigh

  • Enrollment in NC Local Government Employee's Retirement System

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

  • Vacation/Sick/Petty Leave

  • Additional Sick Leave after during 8th, 15th and 25th years of service

  • Disability Income Plan

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Employee Health & Wellness Center

  • Reimbursement Accounts