Benefits & Retirement

SPD Benefits Fall 2023

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SPD Benefits, Hiring Bonus, & Salary Fall 2023

The following benefits come with being employed by the Suffolk Police Department:

  • Newly-hired full-time Officer Recruits will receive twenty-four (24) hours of Recognition Leave, and newly-hired Certified Officers will receive forty (40) hours of Recognition Leave. Newly-hired full-time sworn personnel will accrue eight (8) hours of Sick Leave each month, in addition to eight (8) hours of Annual Leave per month. These numbers may increase with years of service.  
  • Full-time civilian personnel accrue ten (10) hours of PTO each month. This number may increase with years of service.
  • 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
  • 168 hours 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 within a 50 mile radius of SPD Headquarters (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