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Benefits
& Equipment

From the pay to the gear you wear,
The Prince William County Police Department
sets the standard.

Amazing
Benefits

Starting salary of $62,000

Your pay starts at the academy and the Prince William County Police Department believes in taking care of our Police Officers. We supply your uniforms & equipment, pay incentives, permanent shifts, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, retirement, just to name a few. Did we also mention the $10,000 bonus? Discover what makes working for us amazing.

Summary of Benefits

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS PROGRAMS 

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to participate in our plans; however, the level of benefit depends on the classification of the position, and the number of hours worked.  Below is a summary of the benefit programs offered to regular full-time employees working a bi-weekly 80-hour schedule.  For more information on benefits applicable to each position, review the Summary of Benefits section.

Summary of Benefits

Experienced Police Officers

Experienced Police Officers are entitled to a more generous starting salary compared to Entry-level Officers with no prior service. In Prince William County, our Police Department employs a tenure-based compensation system that takes into consideration an officer’s completed years of service. The initial salary for new Police Officers with prior experience is determined based on their credited completed years of service. To calculate your experience credit, we adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Previously employed Police Officers with Prince William County Police Department will receive full 100% credit for all completed years of sworn service with the Department.
  2. Officers with prior police experience outside of Prince William County, who are certified as Virginia Law Enforcement Officers in another Virginia locality, are eligible to receive 100% credit for their completed years of service, up to a maximum of ten (10) years.
  3. Officers with previous police experience as certified Law Enforcement Officers from another state will also be granted 100% credit for their completed years of service, up to a maximum of ten (10) years.

The starting salary offered will correspond to the base amount associated with your credited years of experience.

In addition, we are offering an Exigency Leave Program to cover unforeseen events when your leave balance may not be able to cover an absence.  During your first year of employment, you will have 80 hours of emergency leave to use for this purpose.

Additionally, as a testament to our dedication to attracting highly qualified police applicants, we provide a substantial $10,000* hiring bonus to all newly hired Police Officers. Furthermore, Virginia certified officers who choose to join the Prince William County Police Department may be eligible for an additional $3,000 bonus in recognition of their invaluable experience.

*This bonus will be paid in two installments and is subject to all applicable tax withholding and reporting requirements. The first installment, $5,000.00, is payable upon the County’s first regular pay date following your position start.  The second installment of $5,000.00 will be payable on the pay date following the completion of your probationary period.

Hiring Incentives

One time, add-to-pay bonus. Paid upon release from probation. Reference County Policy Section 10.

Salary amounts listed are based on starting salary of $62,000.00

Education

1.5% Associate $930.00

3% Bachelor $1,860.00

4.5% Master $2,790.00

6% PhD $3,720.00

Military Experience

1.5%  Enlisted $930.00

(E-4 through E-9)

3%  Officer & Warrant $1,860.00

(W-1 through W-4; O-1+)

Language

(Spanish Only) Approx. $1,769.57/yr Annual stipend, paid bi-weekly

Must receive a “3” or higher on test

Hiring Bonus*

$10,000.00

Additional Bonus

Virginia certified lateral officers are eligible for the hiring bonus and the $3,000 certified officer hiring bonus that already exists under Personnel Policy Section 10.2.1(2b).

Hiring bonus will be paid in two (2) installments.  The first installment of $5,000 paid on the member’s first paycheck of the start of the academy and the second installment of $5,000 paid upon completion of the member’s probationary period.  

Returning officers who would be considered reinstatements or rehires would continue to receive 100% credit for their years of service on the pay scale but would not be eligible for this hiring bonus. Part-time police officers positions for School Resource Officer and person in crisis would also not be eligible for this hiring bonus.

Retirement

Prince William County participates in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).  Enrollment is mandatory for all full-time employees.  Depending on an employee’s date of hire and previous VRS service, they are enrolled in one of three plans: Plan 1, Plan 2 or the Hybrid Plan.  All employees contribute 5% of salary to the Plan. 

 

Hazardous duty employees (Police, Fire and Rescue, Sheriff, and Jail Officers) are also eligible for enhanced benefits under the VRS.  There is an additional Supplemental Retirement Plan from Prince William County for these employee groups.

 

The County also offers 401a and 457 defined contribution plans.  These voluntary programs offer pre-tax contributions and a wide array of investment options.  There is a County match on employee 401a contributions (set by the Board of County Supervisors each fiscal year).

 

Eligible employees may also receive a health insurance credit at the time of retirement.  This additional money is a monthly lifetime benefit that reimburses retirees for health insurance premiums. 

Life

Prince William County provides free basic life insurance that equals an employee’s salary rounded to the nearest thousand, then doubled.  Employees may purchase additional life insurance for themselves, spouse and/or children.

Health Insurance 

Prince William County offers four medical plans with corresponding pharmacy and vision coverage.  Two dental plans are offered, as well as a supplemental vision plan. 

Note:  Full-time and Part-time employees are eligible to participate in our plans; however, the level of benefits depends on the classification of the position, and number of hours worked.

Leave

Full-time employees receive the following:

  • Annual leave* – accrue 4 hours each pay period.  Accrual increases every 3 years, up to a maximum of 8 hours per pay period
  • Sick leave* – accrue 4 hours each pay period
  • Paid Holidays — up to 11 holidays per year 
  • Personal Leave — up to 2 days per year

*Leave accruals adjust based on work schedule

  1. Officers with prior police experience outside of PWC, who are either certified as VA LEO in another Virginia locality or certified LEO from another State, will be recognized for their completed years of service, up to a maximum of ten (10) years.  

  2. We recognize that starting over accruing leave as a new employee is also a consideration, so and in an effort to attract highly qualified applicants we recognize your prior years of service as it relates to your leave accrual.  Your prior years of service will be recognized by the corresponding leave accrual level used by our agency. 

  3. In addition, we are offering an Exigency Leave Program to cover unforeseen events when your leave balance may not be able to cover an absence.  During your first year of employment, you will have 80 hours of emergency leave to use for this purpose.

Additional Benefits

The County also offers the following programs:

 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Advisory Committee
  • Other Leave Programs
VA Veterans Benefits

Attending the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy qualifies for use of the GI Bill® under the on-the-job training or apprenticeships path.  GI Bill® coverage is not the same for all veterans.  Any veteran who chooses to take advantage of their GI Bill® Benefits will receive additional money plus your monthly salary while in the Academy, during Field Training, and through the probationary year.  For more information regarding GI Bill® Benefits, visit the VA Website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Virginia State Approving Agency.

The Best
Equipment

$8,000 in new equipment when you join PWCPD.

Prince William County Police Department’s Logistics team wants the best for our Police Officers. Through years of experience and testing, each piece has been hand-picked to be exactly what you need to do the job effectively. Should you ever need to replace an item, we are fully stocked and ready to get you going again. Here is a breakdown on some of your new equipment.

Head

  • Point Hat and Badge
  • Rabbit Radio Earpiece
  • Baseball Cap
  • Winter Cap
  • Riot Helmet

Chest

  • Badge
  • Name Plate
  • Traffic Whistle
  • Traffic Vest
  • Ballistic Vest
  • Raincoat
  • Winter Jacket
  • Tie and Tie Clip
  • Uniform Shirts (long and short sleeve)
  • Body Worn Camera

Belt

  • Trauma Tourniquet
  • Portable Radio with Microphone
  • Baton (ASP)
  • Gun – Glock
  • Gun Holster
  • Flashlight
  • Handcuffs
  • OC Spray Case
  • OC Spray
  • Magazine Pouch
  • Extra Magazines with Ammo
  • RIPP Restraint

Pants

  • Uniform Pants
  • Pants Belt
  • Duty Belt
  • Belt Keepers

Misc

  • County Credentials
  • County Access Card
  • Trauma Medic Kit
  • Thumb Drive 15 GB
  • Biohazard Bag
  • Flashlight Cone
  • PPE Supplies

Boots

  • 5.11
  • Bates

Head

  • Point Hat and Badge
  • Rabbit Radio Earpiece
  • Baseball Cap
  • Winter Cap
  • Riot Helmet

Chest

  • Badge
  • Name Plate
  • Traffic Whistle
  • Traffic Vest
  • Ballistic Vest
  • Raincoat
  • Winter Jacket
  • Tie and Tie Clip
  • Uniform Shirts (long and short sleeve)
  • Body Worn Camera

Belt

  • Trauma Tourniquet
  • Portable Radio with Microphone
  • Baton (ASP)
  • Gun – Glock
  • Gun Holster
  • Flashlight
  • Handcuffs
  • OC Spray Case
  • OC Spray
  • Magazine Pouch
  • Extra Magazines with Ammo
  • RIPP Restraint

Pants

  • Uniform Pants
  • Pants Belt
  • Duty Belt
  • Belt Keepers

Misc

  • County Credentials
  • County Access Card
  • Trauma Medic Kit
  • Thumb Drive 15 GB
  • Biohazard Bag
  • Flashlight Cone
  • PPE Supplies

Boots

  • 5.11
  • Bates

$10K
HIRING
BONUS

It Pays to be at the Prince William County Police Department

Candidates with prior Law Enforcement experience are eligible for additional incentives. Already certified candidates qualify for an additional $3K Bonus.