Serve with Chesterfield Police

Whether you're looking for a fulfilling career, an internship experience or a volunteer opportunity, the Chesterfield County Police Department has something for you.


Visit the Police Recruitment page to learn more about how to become a Chesterfield County Police officer, a lateral officer transfer or a police service aide and how to chat with a recruiter prior to formally applying.

Internship Program

The objective of the student internship program is to provide a positive learning environment, in which interested college students can experience the various aspects and responsibilities of law enforcement while completing a project as part of their studies. Interns generally complete 160 internship hours.

For more information, contact our internship coordinator by email or by calling 804-748-1547.

Internship Applicant Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in one of the following: high school with at least 12 hours of college credit prior to submitting the application; a two-year or four-year accredited institution; or a graduate program at an accredited institution.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Be a permanent U.S. resident for at least 10 years.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are valued members of our department. Each volunteer helps support the department and builds on our positive, problem-solving partnership with our community.

If you are interested in serving your community in any of the following roles, please email the police department’s volunteer coordinator or call 804-318-8995. All potential volunteers must undergo a background investigation.

Police Officer Hiring Process Volunteers

Help CCPD Select Future Officers

Our Police Officer Hiring Process volunteers join command staff members at the table and participate in panel interviews of police officer applicants. These Level-1 volunteers also review final background investigation summary reports to provide recommendations for hire. They have a voice in the final recommendation of a given applicant's viability for the police officer position. View volunteer program video.

Level-1 Volunteer

Key steps to becoming an authorized Level-1 Volunteer for the police officer hiring process:

  • Email Sr. Human Resource Analyst S. King to get the process started.
  • Complete and return (electronically or physically) the Background Investigation Packet, the Rules of Confidentiality, and the Volunteer Assumption of Risk form, which you will receive via email.
  • Upon review of the information you provide, you will either be scheduled for a background interview with a police personnel background detective or receive notification that you are not eligible to proceed in the process.
  • Complete a polygraph examination.
  • Complete a panel interview with department command staff members.
  • Complete a psychological evaluation.
  • Final file is reviewed by the chain of command up through the Chief of Police.

Background Checks

The following checks will be conducted if you proceed to the background investigation phase:

  • Driver’s transcripts
  • NCIC/VCIN check
  • CCRE/FBI fingerprint check
  • Virginia Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services search (VA residents only – past and present)
  • Check of databases available to law enforcement
  • Financial records check, to include bank account history and credit report
  • Employment reference check on the applicant for the past seven years, as well as relevant work history. Applicants will provide a complete work history in their packet
  • Personal reference check – six references are initially provided by the applicant
  • Neighbor reference check – three references are initially provided by the applicant
  • Landlord check, past and present – names are provided by the applicant
  • DD214, if applicable
  • High school transcripts or GED certificate