Pay and Benefits

Including sworn and non-sworn positions

Winston-Salem police officers enjoy competitive pay and an advantageous retirement plan. Pay scales are reviewed annually. Uniforms and equipment are provided.

Take-home cars: Winston-Salem police officers who live in Forsyth County are issued individual patrol cars that are theirs to drive to and from work and to off-duty employment.

Police Officer Trainee Starting Salary: $37,590
with A. A. S. Degree: $39,469
with B.A./B. S. Degree: $41,349

 
Sworn Officer Starting Salary: $39,469
with A. A. S. Degree: $41,442
with B.A. or B. S. Degree: $43,416
   
Non-Sworn Starting Salary:  
Crime Scene Technician: $32,551
Police Records Specialist: $26,360
Police Evidence Specialist: $25,970.25
Communications Operator: $29,324
Telephone Response Operator: $23,751
Police Processing Technician: $26,360

Lateral Entry: Pay depends on experience

Military Incentive:  Police Applicants will receive an additional 5% pay increase with military experience.

Signing Bonuses:  Applicants that are hired and successfully complete BLET will be given a one time, $1,000 bonus when they graduate.

Contact Recruiting at 336-773-7925 or .

Benefits

All members of the Winston-Salem Police Department receive a package of benefits.  Sworn Personnel receive medical and dental benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, education assistance, life and accidental death insurance, flexible spending accounts (to set aside money tax-free for medical and child care expenses) and more.

GI Bill Benefits for Veterans!!!

The Winston-Salem Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

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