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Police Recruit Job - Virginia Beach Police Department - Virginia Beach, Virginia

July 24, 2014

Virginia Beach Police Department

Position Title: Police Recruit
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 12/31/2016
Job Description

The Virginia Beach Police Department has long been a leader in progressive policing. We are well known for our use of technology, our effectiveness in training, and our innovation in approaching crime and quality of life issues in our community. As Virginia’s largest city, Virginia Beach extends countless opportunities for service-oriented, hard-working individuals to actively demonstrate their qualities and abilities. Qualified individuals are empowered to make a proven difference across such diverse fields as Patrol Officer, Detective, SWAT, Bomb Squad, Vice/Narcotics, K-9, Mounted, Motorcycle, and Marine Patrol.

DUTIES AS A POLICE OFFICER: Upon completion of training, a police officer enforces state laws and local ordinances and arrests suspected violators of the law; responds to citizen-initiated calls for service and conducts self-initiated investigations while patrolling a specific geographical area to deter criminal activity; explains laws and police procedures to citizens; operates keyboard data terminals; checks for want/warrants on persons; identifies, collects and preserves evidence; mediates domestic disputes; prepares various reports and documents to complete investigations; and presents evidence and testimony in a judicial setting.  To begin the application process, please apply online at: 

Additional Information

The Virginia Beach Police Department is the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia and offers the most diverse opportunities. From Uniform Patrol in one of our 4 precincts to units like Bikes, Bomb Squad, Helicopter, Horses, K9, Motorcycles, and SWAT, the VBPD has it all. Go to to find out how to start the process of becoming a VBPD officer.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact the department's recruiting coordinator, Master Police Officer Ellison at (757-385-6986.)

Applicants must apply online and also complete the PHQ (Personal History Questionnaire).  Once both are completed and submitted to the training academy you will be contacted for testing.

Job Requirements
  • Age 20 to apply, 21 at academy graduation
  • Education High School degree or equivalent
  • Experience None
  • Additional Requirement :

    As of 7/24/2014:

    Police Recruit salary $39,986

    Academy Graduate $42,011

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $39,986   annual
    Academy Graduate: $42,011   annual

    Contact Information

    Holly Ellison
    Virginia Beach Police Department
    411 Integrity Way
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
    ph: (757)385-6986