Police Department  |  Employee Compensation



Annual Value ($) Comments
No Sworn Experience Starting Salary

No Sworn Experience Starting Salary with Associates Degree

No Sworn Experience Starting Salary with Bachelors Degree




Education Incentive Benefit

Shift Differential
+  Midnight Shift        
        +  Evening Shift 


+   $1,917.20
+   $1,533.76

Uniform Cleaning   $1,326.00 Estimated Cost
Uniform Allowance      $400.00  

Certified police officers - Certified officers may start at a higher level of pay based on experience

Skills Proficiency Program - Officers can earn up to 15% in gradual step increases over nine years. Officers must meet qualifications at each level. 

Wellness Program - Officers are afforded 1 hour each day to workout on duty

Take Home Car Privilege -  After successful completion of the Field Training Program, Officers are allowed to take their issued car home if they live in Albemarle County or within 15 road miles of Albemarle County

Uniforms and Equipment - All required uniforms and equipment will be furnished by the agency. Full pay and meal allowances while attending a 18 week Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Promotional opportunities - Officers are eligible for promotional opportunities after three years of service

Overtime opportunities - There are extra-duty overtime opportunities with a rate of $37 per hour. Workers Compensation coverage is included.


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Albemarle County Police Department
1600 5th Street, Suite D
Charlottesville, VA 22902
FAX: 434-972-4061
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