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Police Officer

VCU Police officers receive competitive starting salaries and a generous package of state benefits, including a tuition benefit for officers wishing to pursue higher education. Benefits include:

  • Academy starting salary: $52,000
    • Base salary for academy recruits increases to $58,000 upon successful completion of field training
  • Pre-certified officer starting salary range: $58,000 - $63,000
    • Pre-certified officers can receive up to a $5,000 sign-on bonus upon successful completion of field training
  • Choice of health, dental, disability and life insurance plans offered through the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • University leave is provided for vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
  • Flexible scheduling for officers with military commitments
  • Free access to VCU Police Department gym facilities 24/7
  • Tuition benefit program for studies at VCU 
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement
  • Participation in the Virginia Supplemental Retirement System, VaLORS Program (Plan 1 and Plan 2), and deferred compensation plans
  • Equipment, uniforms and cleaning of Class A uniforms are provided
  • Additional university benefits are described on VCU's Human Resources website
Position: Police Officer
Organization: Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: $58,000
Posting Start Date: 9/1/2022
Date Posted: 9/2/2022
  • Ability to work in a high-stress environment with a diverse population
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work shifts with varying days off, including possible work on nights, weekends, and/or holidays
  • At least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid state driver's license and a good driving record
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • A credit history check and clean criminal record with no convictions for felonies, domestic violence or crimes of moral turpitude
  • Must pass a physical and mental health evaluation
  • Must pass a drug test, polygraph test, and written test
Status: This listing expires on: 12/31/2022
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Organization Information
Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department
224 East Broad St.

Richmond,  VA 23284
United States
(804) 828-1225
Conrad Simms