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Salary and Benefits

Our patrol officers work a 4-day on, 4-day off schedule and workdays are 12 hour shifts.

NWPD provides a full range of employee benefits including:

  • Annual Vacation Leave
  • Medical Service Plan
  • Extended Health Benefits
  • Dental Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Municipal Pension Plan

As a New Westminster Police Officer you begin receiving your salary the day that you are Sworn In (approximately one week prior to starting Police Academy). All newly hired NWPD Constables begin getting paid at the Constable 4th Class rate of pay.

As of April 2017, the following are the NWPD salary rates:

Rank Rank Index Annually Monthly Hourly
Constable 5th Class [Probationary] 70% $60,204 $5,017 $28.85
Constable 4th Class 75% $73,332 $6,111 $35.14
Constable 3rd Class 80% $78,216 $6,518 $37.48
Constable 2nd Class 90% $87,996 $7,333 $42.16
Constable 1st Class 100% $97,776 $8,148 $46.85
Constable 1st Class

10th Year Qualified

105% $102,660 $8,555 $49.19
Constable 1st Class

15th Year Qualified

110% $107,556 $8,963 $51.53
Constable 1st Class

20th Year Qualified

115% $112,440 $9,370 $53.87
Sergeant 120% $117,336 $9,778 $56.22
Staff Sergeant 135% $132,000 $11,000 $63.25