Average Entry-Level Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$58,342
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
25%
$54k
MEDIAN
$58k
75%
$62k

The average salary for a Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer is $58,342

Base Salary
$54k - $62k
Bonus
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$56k - $63k
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What Do Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officers Do?

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer Tasks
  • Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
  • Record daily activities and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
  • Provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
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Gender Breakdown

Female
50.0%
Male
50.0%
This data is based on 2 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

100%

Dental

75%

Vision

75%