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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
  • 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.

NWPD salary rates are as follows:


Fourth Class Constable (first two years) $77,052
Third Class Constable (after two years) $82,188
Second Class Constable (after three years) $92,460
First Class Constable (after four years) $102,732
10 – Year First Class Constable Qualified $107,868
15 – Year First Class Constable Qualified $113,004
20 – Year First Class Constable Qualified $118,140
Corporal $118,140
Sergeant $123,276
Staff Sergeant $138,684