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Police Officer (Pre-Certified)

Location: Chesterfield, VA


Chesterfield County Police Department


Open until filled.

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
Salary depends on Qualifications.

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


Possess current Virginia law enforcement certification or have relinquished certification within two years preceding date of hire.

High school diploma or GED; must be a US citizen; successful applicants must pass a written and a 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 conviction of felonies and/or habitual misdemeanors; no conviction of, or guilty plea or no contest plea 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.

Certified officers will attend abbreviated classroom and field training sessions that emphasize Chesterfield County Police Department philosophy, policies, and procedures.

This position is subject to working in high security areas governed by the US Department of Justice's "Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy" and therefore requires successfully passing a more stringent criminal background check.

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



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