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Police Officer
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. Our 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. We are 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. 

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.  We offer paid training, permanent shifts, and a take home vehicle.  We also offer paid retirement and a GI Bill approved academy.  The department is a full service agency with over 21 specialized units including SWAT, K-9 and Investigations.   Officers are eligible to join specialized units two years after field training.  We also offer internship opportunities for juniors and seniors.

Recruit salary is $51,006 until the completion of training. Upon completion of field training and progression to officer status, the salary increases to $53,214.
Position: Police Officer
Organization: Chesterfield County Police Department
Location: Chesterfield,  VA 
United States
Salary: $53,214 ($51,006 during training)
Posting Start Date: 4/19/2022
Date Posted: 1/12/2022

-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 field training program.

-Pass 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 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.

How to apply: 

Apply online at www.joinccpd.org

-Go to www.joinccpd.org

-Scroll down and click on "Apply – Police Officer"

-Submit completed application


*PLEASE NOTE* Once your application has been submitted and processed, you will be contacted by the Police Personnel Division. If you have not heard anything within one week, please call the Chesterfield County Police Personnel Division at 804-748- 1547. Please be aware that some emails may go to your SPAM folder. 

Status: This listing expires on: 1/12/2023
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Chesterfield County Police Department

Chesterfield,  VA 23832
United States
(804) 796-7169
Career Officer Paulie Malatesta