Join the NOPD

Salary & Benefits


The salary for Recruit candidates starts at $42,449 and rises to $59,014 per year ($61,014 per year with a qualified Bachelor’s degree) after one year of service with additional incentive payments for bilingual officers, college degrees, merit pay, etc. The full pay calculator for NOPD Officers is available here. 

Employment Benefits Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • 27 weeks state-certified law enforcement training
  • Group health, dental and vision insurance
  • Free life insurance
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • Shift differential pay
  • 13 paid vacation and 13 sick leave days per year
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 15 days of military reserve paid leave
  • Yearly uniform allowance
  • Deferred compensation plans available

Learn about all of the benefits

Hiring Process

Learn more about each step of the hiring process, as well as the process for out-of-town and international applicants.

Learn about the process


To apply, you must:

  • Be at least 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • Be licensed to drive with a good driving record and driving experience.
  • Be in good physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job of Police Officer.   
  • Possess a state approved G.E.D./high school diploma.

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