Starting Salary

$58,300 per year (while attending the Police Academy)
$61,215 per year (upon completion of the Police Academy)

* Salary increases of 5% every year for the first 10 years of employment

Out of State Certified Police Officer Hiring  

  • Salary starting at $58,300 with $10,000 signing bonus

Delaware Council on Police Training Hiring 

  • Salary starting at $58,300 with $10,000 signing bonus

Additional Benefits

Officers are also provided with:

  • Take-home vehicles
  • Laptop computers
  • Officers follow an 11 hour shift with 4 on duty days and 4 off days.
  • Uniforms provided and maintained
  • Health, dental and life insurance 
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave are accrued annually
  • 20 Year Pension
  • Credit Union
  • Limited Tuition Reimbursement
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account
  • Sick leave, disability, intensive care, hospital indemnity, and cancer insurance available
  1. While the department will attempt to consider individual circumstances during the hiring process, dishonesty will result in immediate disqualification.