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Police Officer Trainee - $38,642 ($40,960 with 4 year college degree)

Police Officer Senior - $43,200 ($45,792 with 4 year college degree)

Master Police Officer - $49,528 ($52,500 with 4 year college degree)

Police Officer Trainees automatically promote to Police Officer Senior on their one year anniversary with successful completion of the police academy and field training program.

After two years at the rank of Police Officer Senior, officers are eligible for a non-competitive promotion to Master Police Officer with completion of certain training requirements.

Gwinnett County has a 12 step pay system with 4% annual raises.
Education Incentive
2 year college degree - 3% increase to base salary

4 year college degree - 6% increase to base salary

Tuition reimbursement is available after 2 years of service for associate, bachelor, and master degrees.
In-State and Out-of-State Lateral Transfers
Lateral Transfers - Applicants currently or formerly employed by a full-service law enforcement agency in any state will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for lateral entry.  Applicants will not be considered for lateral entry if they have taken a break from service longer than two years.  Military police service does not meet the qualification of full-service law enforcement agency.

Approved lateral transfers are hired at the rank of Police Officer Senior.  The starting salary range is $41,538 - $63,946.  The lateral transfer’s years of service will be compared to GCPD officers with similar years of service to set starting salary.

In-State Lateral Transfer - In-state lateral transfers may qualify for an abbreviated training program.

Out-of-State Lateral Transfer - Out-of-state lateral transfers must attend the full academy session in order to be certified as a police officer in Georgia and obtain training required by the Gwinnett County Police Department.
Issued Equipment
Officers are issued all uniforms, equipment, body armor, and duty weapon. All items are replaced on a regular schedule.
Issued Vehicle
Gwinnett Police has a One Officer – One Car Policy, which allows officers to drive their patrol car home if they live in Gwinnett County or within 15 miles of the county line.
Retirement Benefits
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan 401(a) - Employees choose 2.5%, 5.0% or 7.5% contribution.  The County contributes 7%.  Employees are fully vested at 5 years.

Deferred Compensation Plan 457(b) - If employee contributes at least 2.5% of base pay, the County will contribute 1% in addition to the 7% in the 401(a).

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Other Benefits
  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • 13 days leave accrued per year at hire (ascending thereafter)
  • 13 days sick leave accrued per year at hire (ascending thereafter)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, optional and dependent life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • On-site medical wellness center
  • Wellness incentive programs including gym membership reimbursement
  • Immunizations
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Financial education programs
  • Longevity pay after 3 years
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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