Police Officer (Entry and Pre-Certified)

$47,000 yearly
  • Chesterfield County Police Department
  • Jan 28, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

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. 

Training Requirements

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