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Police Officer

Location: Chesterfield County, VA


Chesterfield County Police Department


February 10, 2017 by 9:23 pm

Job Description / Responsibilities

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. The 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. CCPD is 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.

Basic Duties:
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. CCPD offers paid training, permanent shifts and a take home vehicle. The department also offers paid retirement and a GI Bill approved academy. CCPD 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.  CCPD also offer internship opportunities for juniors and seniors.

Salary & Benefits
$42,800 annually.

For a summary of Benefits currently being offered click the following link:


  • 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 training academy.
  • 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.

Academic Requirements:
Open to all majors and academic levels.

How to Apply

Apply online at

  • At the top of the right-hand-side menu, click "Police – Apply Here".
  • On the next page, click "Start the Application Process".
  • Scroll down the page to Positon and click on "Police Officer".
  • On the next page, locate and click on "Apply".

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

More Information

Chesterfield County Police Department
10001 Iron Bridge Road, P.O. Box 148
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Contact person:
Senior Officer Paulie Malatesta, Recruiter
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Office:  804-796-7169
Fax:  804-768-0172