Lynchburg Police Officers To See Pay Raises In An Effort To Bolster Recruitment, Retention

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department is increasing starting pay in hopes that its existing officers will be more enticed to stay, and new officers will want to call the Hill City home.

During a press conference on Friday, officials announced that officers will now start at $50,000 a year.

The $10,000 raise separates them from others in the region and will not only help to bring in new hires, but to keep trained officers.

“We must become an employer of choice,” Lynchburg City Manager Wynter Benda said. “One way we begin to do this is to lead this region in salaries for our police department.”

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