Recruitment & Testing Information
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Testing will begin promptly at the dates, times and locations listed on the calendar. No electronic devices will be allowed during any testing.
Local testing can only be scheduled by the Chesterfield County Police Personnel Unit after an application has been submitted. Applicants who test locally must bring a completed background packet (PDF) and a valid, government-issued photo ID to testing. The next local test dates are Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, and Friday, March 8, 2019.
Out-of-Area Testing (Written Test Only)
Applicants who are taking an out-of-area written test must bring a valid, government-issued photo ID to testing, but do not need to apply or submit a completed background packet (PDF) prior to taking the test.
However, your test results will not be processed until an application and completed background packet are received. Should you have any questions, please call 804-748-1547 during regular business hours.
Items needed for test include a valid, government-issued photo ID, two number 2 pencils and one black pen.
The written exam consists of 169 questions in the following categories:
- Bio data (information about you and your background)
- Reading comprehension
- Recall and visual details
- Written communication skills
For the physical ability local testing, come dressed in appropriate clothing, such as t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, and sweatshirts. It is imperative that your body is well hydrated and prepared for physical activity prior to participating in the physical ability test.
This process should begin prior to your scheduled test date. If you have any questions concerning your capability to perform the test, you should contact your physician. View the physical ability test standards (PDF).
The physical ability test consists of the following events: