Police Officer Salary and Benefits

2025 Salary Range


Plus health insurance, vacation days, sick time, and holidays/bonus days.

The City of Lancaster also offers a comprehensive benefits package including…


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Health Insurance

Employees have a number of generous health insurance options to choose from, covering the employee and their family. These options, paired with Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) provide our employees affordable, flexible health coverage. Coverage includes vision and dental insurance.

Vacation & Paid Time Off

The City of Lancaster offers employees a generous paid time off package, which includes holidays/bonus days, vacations, and sick time (which increases with longevity.)

Retirement Savings & Life Insurance

Police Officers are offered a pension in accordance with City Code. Additional plans (Supplemental Plan and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan) are available, which offer tax benefits and encourage employees to grow their nest egg. In addition, the City provides $50,000 of life insurance at no cost to the employee.

Wellness Program

Employees can take part in the City’s wellness program which promotes good health, unlocks quarterly wellness perks, and helps employees save money on health insurance premiums. The Bureau also has a peer support program to provide an understanding space for officers to talk about their experiences.

Mentorship Program

We pair experienced officers with newer recruits to provide guidance and support in navigating the challenges of working in public safety, leading to well-rounded officers who are better prepared to navigate the challenges of their roles.

Professional Development Opportunities

We offer a wide range of paid training opportunities, ensuring our officers stay updated on the latest law enforcement techniques, technology, and community engagement strategies.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The City of Lancaster is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer. PSLF is a federal program that discharges (forgives) some student loans after making 120 qualifying payments.