Benefits & Retirement

Hiring Bonus
The following benefits come with being employed by the Suffolk Police Department:
  • 1 day of sick leave per month with no limit on accumulation
  • 1 day of vacation leave per month for first five years, increasing thereafter based on length of service
  • 3 personal leave days per year and funeral leave as authorized by personnel policy
  • 15 days of paid military leave for members of the military reserves
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Full pay and benefits while attending the police academy
  • Health Insurance coverage at little or no cost to employee depending on options selected
  • Life insurance benefits at no cost to the employee
  • Optional Deferred Compensation and Supplemental Insurance plans available
  • Overtime pay for off duty time spent in court
  • Participation in Virginia Retirement System
  • Potential to earn college credits with the completion of the police academy
  • Take home car after completion of probationary period for officers residing in Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Franklin, and Isle of Wight County (to include Windsor and Smithfield) based on availability.
  • Uniforms, equipment, and training furnished at no cost
If you would like more information about opportunities within the Suffolk Police Department e-mail a Background Investigator at,, or