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Police Officer



We are now accepting applications for Police Officer.  Existing law enforcement certification is not needed to apply.

Starting Salary:  $54,810

Signing Bonus:  $5,000 (half paid upon hire, half paid upon certification after field training)

Education Incentive: $3,000 for a bachelor's degree or higher or $1,500 for an associate's degree or 60 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university (amount is added to your salary)

About James City County Police Department
The Department (JCCPD), located in the Greater Williamsburg (VA) area, is proudly accredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. It has more than 100 sworn law enforcement officers. Every patrol officer is assigned a vehicle and is outfitted with uniforms and equipment, to include:  RADAR, Alco-sensor, flashlight, TASER, Glock 9mm handgun, body-worn camera, in-car camera, mobile computer, and an electronic summons system.

JCCPD offers a number of opportunities for career development, specialized assignments, and training including:  general investigations, narcotics investigations, traffic safety and enforcement, community services & crime prevention, school resource officer program, and uniform patrol. JCCPD also has a number of specialized teams, to include:  Honor Guard, SWAT, Bike Patrol, Marine Patrol, Underwater Search & Recovery Team, Crisis Negotiations Team, Motors, and Tactical Field Force.

Benefits abound, including a take-home car program, life, health & dental insurance, retirement plan, tuition assistance and more.  Click here for a full list.

Career ladder advancements to Police Officer II, III, and IV involve 4% increases in salary.  Annual performance increases or bonuses may also be available.
Position: Police Officer
Organization: James City County Police Department
Location: Williamsburg,  VA 
United States
Salary: $54,810 + $5,000 Signing Bonus + up to $3,000 Education Incentive
Posting Start Date: 6/16/2023
Date Posted: 9/29/2023
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at least 21-years-old (by completion of field training)
  • Must meet all qualifications listed in Code of Virginia 15.2-1705,
  • Must have a high school education or GED (some college preferred)
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria
  • Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty or no contest to:
    • any felony
    • any offense involving moral turpitude
    • any misdemeanor sex offense
    • domestic assault
  • Must not have any automatic disqualifiers
  • Must not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening.
  • If conditionally accepted for a position, undergo:
    • a thorough background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the CCRE and FBI
    • a polygraph examination, psychological screening, and fitness assessment
    • a physical examination and drug test
Job Description:  Click here to view the full job description

Steps of Application / Hiring Process:
  • Application screening
  • VCIN/NCIC criminal history and DMV driving record checks
  • Panel interview for selected applicants
  • Background investigation, to include:  personal history questionnaire, polygraph examination, local and national criminal history checks, sexual offender check, and checks on credit history, neighborhood, character references, and employment
  • Post-offer checks, to include:  fitness assessment, personality profile assessment, physical/medical examination with drug test
  • Candidates must agree not to use tobacco in any form both on and off the job

Click here to read more information about the process.

Questions about the Department and the recruitment process may be directed to Lt. Jeff Hicklin by email or by calling 757-259-5169. Questions about filling out an application may be directed to HR by email or by calling 757-253-6680.


Minorities and women are encouraged to apply

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Military-Friendly Employer

State Accredited Agency (VLEPSC)

Status: This listing expires on: 9/28/2024
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Organization Information
James City County Police Department
PO Box 8784

Williamsburg,  VA 23187
United States
(757) 259-5169
(757) 229-8729
Lt. Jeff Hicklin


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