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Police Officer

Location: Richmond, VA


Richmond Police Department


Open until filled.


Employment Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Health pre-screen to include vision no worse than 20/200 binocular and corrected to 20/20. Applicants will submit to a drug/alcohol screening.
  • Successfully pass all phases of the employment testing process and keep scheduled appointments as necessary.
  • Good character as established by a background investigation.
  • Acceptable physical condition in order to meet certain physical standards as determined by the Richmond Police Department. As a condition of employment, the applicant must abstain from the use of tobacco products while on duty.

How to Apply

Contact us for more information at 1-877-RPD-JOB1 or go to our website at

More Information


  • Career Development Plan
  • Promotional and educational opportunities
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Retirement after 20 years of service—regardless of age (sworn)
  • Retirement after 30 years of service (civilian)
  • Competitive salary, starting at $36,500. Salary increases to $38,000 after completion of the Police Academy with the opportunity to advance up to $80,524 with career development and time in service. (sworn)
  • Group life, health, and dental plans.

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