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Police Officer
City of Harrisonburg Police Officer Testing & Employment Opportunities

The Harrisonburg Police Department has combined the testing registration and employment opportunities into one advertisement. Candidates interested in becoming a Police Officer with the HPD must apply to this posting, even if they are currently a certified officer. 
Candidates will not be considered for vacant Police Officer opportunities if they do not apply to this posting.

Police Officer Employment Opportunities
The City of Harrisonburg is currently accepting applications for individuals interested in joining HPD, which offers a rewarding career plus an excellent benefits package, including enhanced hazardous duty through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). Find out more information in the Harrisonburg Police Officer Candidate Information Packet (Download PDF reader) and be sure to come back to this page to apply.

Police Officer I Candidates: Preferred hiring range of $20.95 - $24.09 per hour (equivalent to $43,576 - $50,107 annually). An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.

Police Officer II Candidates: Preferred hiring range of $22.21 - $25.54 per hour (equivalent to $46,196 - $53,123 annually). An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.
The City of Harrisonburg will be offering Police Officer testing on Saturday, January 28, 2023 and Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Harrisonburg Police Department.
Candidates will be invited to the January 28, 2023 testing if the complete application is received by January 23, 2023 at 5:00pm. Candidates who submit a complete application after January 23, 2023 at 5:00pm but prior to February 27, 2023 at 5:00pm will be invited to the March 4, 2023 testing.
The City highly encourages interested applicants to attend the January 23, 2023 testing date as candidates who fail the January test will automatically be re-invited to the March testing date. At this time, we do not have subsequent testing dates planned but expect them to occur in mid-to-late 2023, and candidates who fail the March testing will need to apply to the new posting once those dates are finalized and released.
Position: Police Officer
Organization: Harrisonburg Police Department
Location: Harrisonburg,  VA 
United States
Salary: $43,576 increases to $46,196.80 - $53,123.20 once certified PLUS $6,000 Hiring Incentive
Posting Start Date: 1/4/2023
Date Posted: 1/6/2023
Minimum Requirements for Police Officer I:
  • High School Diploma or GED. College Degree or Military Experience, preferred.
  • 21 years of age by completion of basic law enforcement academy (expected end date of November 16, 2023).
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien with an application for Naturalization filed and pending with Immigration Services, if DCJS-approved.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable record per City policy.
  • Able to work 12-hour shift (6am - 6pm, 6pm - 6am, or 3pm - 3am).
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements for this position.
  • Must live or be willing to move within a one (1) hour drive of Harrisonburg, VA.
Minimum Requirements for Police Officer II:
  • All minimum requirements stated above for the Police Officer I position.
  • Currently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Federal Government or another state.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/20/2023
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Harrisonburg Police Department
101 N. Main Street

Harrisonburg,  VA 22802
United States
(540) 432-7788
Sgt. Brooke Wetherell