Chesterfield County Police Department

The Chesterfield County Police Department is committed to being a nationally recognized leader in law enforcement through hiring, training, and promoting the finest police professionals. Our department is dedicated to the use of innovative and adaptive law enforcement technology, as well as implementing effective crime prevention strategies with our community partners. We are devoted to ensuring the safety and security of our community through exceptional service.

 

Chesterfield County is located in central Virginia and adjoins the City of Richmond. The county is 90 miles south of Washington, D.C. and just a short drive to the beaches and mountains. Chesterfield County is home to over 323,000 residents and is approximately 440 square miles. 

$47,000 yearly
Chesterfield County Police Department
Jan 28, 2020
Full time
Police Officer: The basic duties of a police officer include patrolling, traffic enforcement, responding to calls for service and addressing the community concerns related to crime and quality of life issues.  The initial training consists of a 32 week, non-residential academy, and a two-month field training period.  The Chesterfield County Police Department is a progressive and professional department located in Central Virginia near the City of Richmond. We offer paid training, permanent shifts, and a take home vehicle.  We also offer paid retirement and a GI Bill approved academy. The department is a full service agency with 21 specialized units including SWAT, K-9 and Investigations.  Officers are eligible to join specialized units two years after field training. We also offer internship opportunities for juniors and seniors. Qualifications: -Be a U.S. citizen. -Must have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED). -Be 21 years of age prior to completion of our field training program. -Pass a written and physical ability test. -Possess or be eligible for a Virginia driver's license. -Binocular vision of 20/25 corrected. -Weight in proportion to height. -No convictions of felonies and/or serious and habitual misdemeanors. -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. -Pass an extensive background investigation including a polygraph, psychological, medical and drug screening. Pre-Certified Police Officer (In-State) For in-state applicants, possess a current Virginia law enforcement certification or have relinquished certification within two years preceding date of hire.  Must have completed one consecutive year of sworn service upon completion of a field training program.  Must have left former agency in good standing to be considered.  High school diploma or GED; must be a US citizen; successful applicants must pass a written and a physical agility test, possess or be eligible for a Virginia driver's license with no more than six demerit points in the past twelve months and no DUI conviction within the past five years; binocular vision of 20/25 corrected; weight in proportion to height; no conviction of felonies and/or habitual misdemeanors; no conviction of, or guilty plea or no contest pleas to:  misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny; any misdemeanor sex offense; or any domestic assault; pass an extensive background investigation which includes a polygraph, psychological, medical and drug screening.   Pre-Certified Police Officer (Out-of-State) For out-of-state applicants, possess a valid state law enforcement certification or have relinquished certification within two years preceding the date of hire.  Must have completed five consecutive years with the same agency upon completion of a field training program.  Must have left former agency in good standing to be considered.  High school diploma or GED; must be a US citizen; successful applicants must pass a written and a physical agility test, possess or be eligible for a Virginia driver's license with no more than six demerit points in the past twelve months and no DUI conviction within the past five years; binocular vision of 20/25 corrected; weight in proportion to height; no conviction of felonies and/or habitual misdemeanors; no conviction of, or guilty plea or no contest pleas to:  misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny; any misdemeanor sex offense; or any domestic assault; pass an extensive background investigation which includes a polygraph, psychological, medical and drug screening.