Salary and Step Pay

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The Longview Police Department values experience and job knowledge. Police officers receive steps from entry level through 19 years of service.  Each anniversary date the officer receives a level increase directly related to their years of service.

The Longview Police Department also encourages advancement in rank and longevity in leadership positions by offering steps for new sergeants, lieutenants, and captains as well as for those supervisors who have reached set years of service in their roles.

The rank and pay levels for Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain can be found in the following chart or in the printable Step Pay Table.

Rank / Level
Annually
Police Officer - Entry
$53,990.31
Police Officer - 1 Year
$55,660.12
Police Officer - 2 Year
$57,347.33
Police Officer - 3 Year
$59,085.70
Police Officer - 5 Year
$60,876.76
Police Officer - 7 Year $62,722.10
Police Officer - 9 Year $64,623.38
Police Officer - 11 Year $66,582.31
Police Officer - 13 Year $68,600.61
Police Officer - 15 Year $70,680.08
Police Officer - 17 Year $72,822.60
Police Officer - 19 Year $74,219.50
Sergeant - Entry $81,020.93
Sergeant - 3 Year $82,574.80
Sergeant - 6 Year $84,158.46
Sergeant - 9 Year $85,682.53
Lieutenant - Entry $90,964.75
Lieutenant - 3 Year
$93,295.90
Lieutenant - 6 Year $95,686.79
Lieutenant - 9 Year $97,958.20
Captain - Entry $102,835.20
Captain - 4 year $105,920.26

Additional Pay

  • Cleaning Allowance: All commissioned personnel shall receive $600
    annually in cleaning allowance.
  • Shift Differential Pay: Additional pay is available for evening and overnight shifts.
  • Bilingual Pay:  Upon demonstrating sufficient Spanish language skills, bilingual officers will be eligible for the City's language incentive pay, which is currently $100.00/month.
  • Education and Certification Pay: officers are eligible to receive additional pay according to educational achievement. 
  • Specialty Pay: certain assignments receive additional compensation.

Specialty Positions and Promotional Opportunities

Officers are eligible to apply for specialty positions after 2 years of consecutive service with the Longview Police Department. Officers are eligible to apply for Sergeant promotions after 5 years of consecutive service with the Longview Police Department.