Richmond Police Department

As Virginia’s capital, Richmond is a progressive city offering beautiful neighborhoods characterized by striking architecture, a culturally diverse population and noted historic prestige. Our community policing strategies provide you with a wide range of skill development opportunities, from increasing your problem solving abilities to enhancing your interpersonal skills, the Richmond City Police Department is here to provide you with a tremendous opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

The City of Richmond Police Department is seeking individuals who desire a career in law enforcement with a large, urban "high performance" organization. The Police Recruit classification executes the beginning level of police work, providing protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.

Example of Duties

The City of Richmond's, Police Department is accepting applications for Police Recruits & laterals. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Patrolling assigned City beat for traffic and other violations using a variety of transportation including patrol car, motorcycle, bicycle, and horse
  • Making traffic stops and intervening in other criminal activity
  • Conducting general field services, including monitoring police radio and responding to citizen calls and complaints
  • Obtaining and issuing warrants
  • Interviewing suspects and witnesses and following-up with victims
  • Interacting with city and community agencies and groups
  • Responding to citizen calls, complaints and requests for information