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 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.
Effective 3/29/21, starting salary will be $45,500
until the completion of training. No later than 8 months after the completion of training, the salary increases to $48,894.