Pre-Certified - Lateral Officer Program

The Virginia Certified Officers Program allows those who are currently certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to attend a shortened training program that focuses on the transition to the Chesterfield County Police Department. A pay incentive is provided to certified officers who are selected for employment.

Eligibility & Salary

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a graduate of a DCJS-certified basic training academy
  • Be employed in Virginia as a patrol officer, patrol deputy, detective, or sworn supervisor
  • Successfully pass all phases of the police officer selection process

Eligible candidates who are selected for employment shall receive an annual salary commensurate with the salary earned by an incumbent Chesterfield County police officer with equivalent years of service.

Apply Now

To ensure consideration, complete a Chesterfield County application for employment.


If you have any questions, call the Police Personnel Unit at 804-748-1547.