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Gwinnett County Police Officers enjoy an excellent salary and benefits package designed to meet today's needs as well as provide for a secure future.

  • Starting salary is $38,777 for a Georgia P.O.S.T. certified peace officer.
  • Starting salary is $36,074 for entry, non-P.O.S.T. certified peace officer.

Education Incentive:
  • 3 percent for Associate’s degree
  • 6 percent for Bachelor’s degree

Take-Home Car:
The department currently has a One Officer – One Car Policy, which allows officers to take their patrol car home if they live in Gwinnett County or within 15 miles of the County

Retirement, Health, & Wellness Benefits
Gwinnett County offers very competitive shared-cost retirement plans and health benefits plans that include vision and dental as well as HSA, HRA, and FSA accounts.

View the retirement plans here.

View the health plans here.

The County also has a Wellness Program  that offers:

  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Mammograms
  • Flu Shots
  • Lunch and Learn Education Programs
  • Exercise Incentive Programs
  • Weight Watchers at Work
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • Fitness Club Membership Reimbursement

In addition to this, the County also has an Employee Wellness Center that provides care for full-time, benefit-eligible Gwinnett County employees and retirees who are enrolled in one of the Gwinnett County health plans and their dependents who are age 18 and older. The Wellness Center offers services such as:

  • Preventative care
  • Disease management
  • Dispensary
  • Routine/acute care
  • Wellness coaching

Other Benefits
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year  
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 days/year at hire, ascending thereafter (adjusted according to regularly scheduled hours) 
  • Sick leave: 13 days/year (adjusted according to regularly scheduled hours) 
  • Compensation for required military training and jury duty
  • Tuition reimbursement program  
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished 
  • Employee discount programs