Officers Without Prior Experience
Starting salary for officers with no experience: $39,100
Certified, Sworn Officers
Starting salary for certified, sworn officers is determined by the Chief of Police on a case by case basis, commensurate with experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, all mandatory certification training is paid for by the department and you will receive salary and benefits while completing your certification.
As an employee of the City of Sumter, you will receive health/dental insurance benefits, paid vacation, and sick leave, 12 annual paid holidays, employer contribution to the state retirement system, cafeteria plan options including long and short-term disability, and optional Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.
Sworn officers with the Sumter Police Department are also eligible for officer incentives including home buyer assistance, tuition assistance, advanced training bonuses, and annual service appreciation drawings. For more information, please visit the careers page.