HPD Earnings and Benefits

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Public Safety BuildingEarnings

$47,112.00 per year as a Police Officer I.

$54,787 per year when the rank of Police Officer II is earned after all training is completed.  *Certified Officers who transfer their employment to the Harrisonburg Police Department may receive additional compensation for prior years of service and certifications. Transferring officer salaries are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The Career Development Plan allows officers to earn merit based rewards to increase their salary over time based on outstanding effort throughout the trajectory of their career.

Promotional opportunities within HPD allow the officer to advance a career path of supervision in turn increasing their salary.

More detailed information about compensation can be found on page 7 and 8 of the HPD Officer Candidate Information Packet PDF[440KB]

Benefits through the City of Harrisonburg

  • Health and Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts- Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Free/Discounted Gym Membership
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Discounted Golf/ Greens Fee


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The City does not discriminate or permit discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran/military status, political affiliation, disability, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state, federal or local laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups.
The City selects employees on the basis of individual ability and qualifications for a given position and treats everyone with dignity, empathy and respect.