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Certified Police Officer

Location: Harrisonburg, VA


Harrisonburg Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The City of Harrisonburg, VA (population approximately 53K) is currently recruiting for the position of Certified Police Officer. Applicants must hold a current DCJS certification for Law Enforcement Officer.  A multi-phase review process will determine which applicants will be interviewed for possible hire. An eligibility list will be created from the review process.

$38,688 - $50,918 annually, commensurate with training and experience, plus an excellent benefits package that includes:

  • Health and Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program


Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified Police Officer.
  • Attend and successfully complete a physical agility testing.  Testing date TBD.
  • High School Diploma or GED. College Degree or Military Experience preferred.
  • 21 years of age by December 1, 2016.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien with an application for Naturalization filed and pending with Immigration Services.
  • Valid driver's license with good record.
  • Able to work 12-hour shift.  (6am - 6pm, 6pm - 6am, or 3pm - 3am)
  • Good physical condition.
  • Must live or be willing to move within a 30-mile radius of Harrisonburg, VA.

Special Requirements:
Successful applicants for this position will be subject to a DMV Motor Vehicle check and must complete a satisfactory credit history, drug screening, polygraph and criminal background check.

How to Apply

All candidates must complete a City of Harrisonburg on-line, employment application in order to be considered for this position.  Please note that the City is currently accepting applications for Certified Police Officers only.

A physical agility test will be offered periodically as applications are received.  Applicants will be notified of testing dates as they are scheduled.  Applicants must bring proof of current Law Enforcement credentials (i.e. - department ID, badge or LEO certificate) to the testing.

The following documents are examples of what will be required at a later phase in the process.  You will be expected to provide all applicable documents when requested by the Harrisonburg Police Department.  Social Security Card, Driver's License, Passport, Birth Certificate, Marriage/Divorce Documents, DD214, Sealed College Transcripts, High School Diploma.

More Information

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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