Get More benefits at the Greensboro Police Department
The City of Greensboro provides a comprehensive benefits program for employees and their families. Explore benefits provided by the City of Greensboro including medical, dental, and vision benefits, paid leave, employee resources, and physical and mental wellness resources.
• Starting pay $55,000 during Police Academy
• Annual Salary over $57,000 upon completing Police Academy
• Lateral Hiring between $57,000 and $80,000 annually
PLUS BONUS PAY:
• Signing Bonus of at least $2,750
• Night Shift Premium Pay of $3,600 annually
• Educational Bonus up to $5,000
• Military Bonus of $2,500
• Bilingual Pay up to $2,500 annually
PAID TIME OFF:
13 Paid Holidays • 11 Days Paid Vacation
• 96 Hours Sick Time
4 DAY WORK WEEK:
4 Days On
4 Days Off
HEALTH AND RETIREMENT:
The City offers a comprehensive retirement and benefits package including 401k, Health, Vision, Dental, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, and more.
With the excellent training GPD officers receive, they are always encouraged to reach their maximum potential.
SUPPORT FOR WHOLE FAMILY:
At Greensboro Police Department, we support the whole family. After one year of service, six weeks of paid parental leave is available for those with new children. In addition, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period. For mothers returning to work, we offer a lactation-friendly work environment, including a clean and private lactation room and sufficient breaks during the workday.
The Greensboro Police Department’s Career Development Program can help you grow your skills and achieve your career goals. Within the Career Development Program officers can experience work in the special assignments such as Street Crimes, Housing Authority, Bike Squad, and Investigations. These assignments give officers a preview of the assignments and prepare applicants for promotion and assignment requests. Officers will become acquainted with the duties, responsibilities, and skills and abilities with the special assignment. The Career Development Program is available to officers who are past their one-year probationary period. Assignment typically last 30-60 days.
HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLNESS
The mental and physical stress and safety risks that officers face can have serious implications for their health. The dangerousness of the job can make policework stressful for officers’ family members as well. Greensboro Police Department places the highest priority on promoting the wellbeing of employees and their families. Greensboro Police Department encourages employees to take advantage of health and wellness resources provided.
Through the Optum Live and Work Well Employee Support Program, each employee and eligible household member is provided support for managing stress, anxiety and depression; parenting and family needs; workplace concerns; sleep issues; and substance abuse. These services are available at no cost to the employee.
PEER SUPPORT TEAM:
The goal of the Peer Support Team is to provide all employees with an opportunity for support during times of personal or professional crisis. The Peer Support Team is a personnel-based support resource and is administered by the Commanding Officer, Resource Management Division.
The structure of the Peer Support Team is based on internal criteria rather than individual rank or job title. One of the most important responsibilities of a team member is the promotion of trust, anonymity, and confidentiality for employees who seek the assistance of the Peer Support Team.
Communication between a Peer Support Team member and an employee is considered privileged by the department, with the exception of those matters involving violations of the law or departmental misconduct.
Clinical matters concerning the Peer Support Team are directed to a psychologist who maintains a working relationship with team members.
The Peer Support Team is here to help any member of the department with specific issues or for general support.