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Employee Benefits
The following is a list of benefits that applies to all sworn Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers.
  • New hires will start at the rate of $42,009* 
  • A 5% incentive for persons who have a proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Laotian
  • 5% bonus for Associate’s Degree, additional 5% bonus for Bachelor’s Degree  
  • 10 Paid holidays per year
  • 10 to 20 vacation days per year, based on years of service
  • 2 weeks leave for annual reserve military training, one week is paid
  • Medical / Dental Insurance - City pays a portion of the coverage
  • Paid life insurance of double annual salary up to $100,000
  • Eligible for full retirement benefits from the city and state after 30 years of credible service or at age 55
  • 401(k) provided by the city - 5% of salary contributed by the city for sworn personnel
  • Educational tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers are provided with the finest equipment, the best training, and the latest technology available in law-enforcement today  

*NOTE:  CMPD Officer pay, whether Entry Level or Lateral, is subject to change and based on City Council approval each year.