Police Lieutenant Salary in the United States

How much does a Police Lieutenant make in the United States? The average Police Lieutenant salary in the United States is $91,206 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $78,534 and $95,491. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Police Lieutenant supervises a team of police sergeants and other law enforcement support staff. Responsible for officer assignments, patrol operations, and investigations. Being a Police Lieutenant prepares and reviews reports. Ensures all policies and procedures are followed. Additionally, Police Lieutenant coordinates in-service training, staff performance evaluation and development. Requires a bachelor's degree of in criminal justice or closely related field. Typically reports to chief of police or police captain. The Police Lieutenant typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Police Lieutenant typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Police Sergeant

    5 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Police Lieutenant


    Bachelor's Degree

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    Sheriff/Police Chief

    10 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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