Must have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED)
Must have no conviction of, or guilty or no contest plea to, any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny; any misdemeanor sex offense; or any domestic assault.
Must have no convictions of felonies and/or serious and habitual misdemeanors.
Must have weight in proportion to height
Must pass an extensive background investigation, including a polygraph, psychological, medical, and drug screening.
Must pass a written test and a physical ability test
Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia driver’s license
No marijuana use within twelve months prior to application date
Note: Applicants will be eliminated for significant omissions or falsifications on any documents prepared in conjunction with the application process.
If you have any questions regarding our police officer applicant process, check out our list of frequently asked questions or call the Police Personnel Unit at 804-748-1547.
The department offers an attractive benefits package, including paid training (no overnights or weekends). Recruit salary is $45,500 until the completion of training. No later than eight months after the completion of training, the salary increases to $48,894.