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Police Officer I (Testing & Employment Opportunities)

The Harrisonburg Police Department has combined the testing registration and employment opportunities into one advertisement. Candidates who are not currently Certified Officers and are interested in becoming a Police Officer with the HPD must apply to this posting. Candidates will not be considered for vacant Police Officer opportunities if they do not apply to this posting. Certified Officers should apply to the Police Officer II (Certified/Sworn) posting on the City's website.

Police Officer Employment Opportunities
The City of Harrisonburg is currently accepting applications for non-certified 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.

The Police Officer I position has a preferred hiring rate of $22.65 per hour (equivalent to $47,112 annually). An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.

*Additional information related to the hiring incentive is available on the City's website.

Police Officer Testing & Interview Process
The City of Harrisonburg will be offering Police Officer testing on Saturday, February 10, 2024 and Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Harrisonburg Police Department. In the event applicants fail the February 10 testing date, they are automatically re-invited to attend the April 6 testing date. At this time, we do not have subsequent testing dates planned. Due to this, the City encourages interested applicants to attend the February 10 testing date.
Position: Police Officer I (Testing & Employment Opportunities)
Organization: City of Harrisonburg, VA
Location: Harrisonburg,  VA 
United States
Salary: $22.65 per Hour
Posting Start Date: 1/29/2024
Date Posted: 1/29/2024

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.

  • 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 shifts (6am - 6pm or 6pm - 6am), including nights, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather.

  • 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.

Registration is required for testing and can be completed online by selecting "apply" in the upper right corner of this posting on the City's website.  All registration applications must be received through the City of Harrisonburg Human Resources Department's online application system no later than 5:00pm EST on Thursday, April 4, 2024.  The online application system will automatically end registration at the indicated deadline, even if applicants are in the middle of the registration process. Late registrations will not be accepted. Please Note: Applicants who submit their registration prior to 5:00pm EST on Thursday, February 8, 2024 will be invited to the February testing date.

If you have questions after reviewing this information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 540.432.8920 or 
employment@harrisonburgva.gov. Applicants who require reasonable accommodations during the application or testing process should contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in the recruitment process.

Veterans and minorities are encouraged to register and apply.

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS with Enhanced Hazardous Duty Benefits, & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave, and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Status: This listing expires on: 3/29/2024
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City of Harrisonburg, VA
409 S. Main Street

Harrisonburg,  VA 22801
United States
(540) 432-8920
Chase Martin


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