Chesterfield County - Police Officer

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Department Chesterfield County Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Location Chesterfield, VA

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Brief Job Description:

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.

Our department also has pre-certified police officer positions available. For more information, please visit our website,

Company Description:

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. 

Effective March 29, 2021 the starting salary will be $45,500 until the completion of training. No later than 8 months after the completion of the training, the salary will increase to $48,894. 


-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 written and 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

-Go to

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

-Complete and submit application

 *Once you apply, it takes approximately 7-10 business days for us to process your application and then we will reach out to you via email.*





An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply

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