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Police Officer

Henrico County Police Division - Henrico, Virginia

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$43,032.00 annual
Top Pay:
$77,325.00 annual

Job Description

Performs law enforcement duties in an assigned area during a specific period; assists in investigations of criminal offenses and in the apprehension of criminals; does related work as required.

Additional Information

Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of Virginia. Must be a citizen of the United States. Requires a pre-employment physical examination and/or medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the job. Our vision requirement is uncorrected vision greater than 20/100 (20/100 must correct to 20/40 in both eyes).

Individuals with knowledge of and familiarity with the Henrico County area are preferred.

The Henrico County Police Division has a tattoo policy which states tattoos on the hands, ears, head, face or neck are prohibited. Tattoos on all other parts of the body shall be covered by issued clothing or by utilizing commercially available cosmetics or fabric covers made for the purpose of covering tattoos. These products must be of a skin tone color and be neutral in appearance. This policy applies while the member is on duty, representing in an official capacity, or engaged in law enforcement secondary employment, regardless of whether the member is in uniform or otherwise attired.

The Henrico County Police Division has a tobacco policy which states all sworn Police Officers and Animal Protection Police Officers shall refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products while on duty or off duty.

You must be 21 years of age or older by the hire date to be eligible for this position. The projected hire date for this process is December 1, 2014.

If there is a vacancy for an Animal Protection Police Officer during this recruitment process, that position may also be filled from this posting.  If you are interested in being an Animal Protection Police Officer, you are encouraged to apply to this posting.

The physical training program for the Police Academy is demanding. In order for recruits to be successful in the academy they must be in good physical condition upon entry. Applicants who are not in good physical condition should begin a personal fitness program immediately.

For more information about what the academy life of a Henrico Police Recruit entails, please copy and paste the link below into your Internet Browser address bar in a new window. This link will take you to a documentary about the 49th Basic Police Academy:


A full background investigation, including a criminal history record check and fingerprinting, is conducted on all persons who are selected to proceed to the background phase of the process.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age by 12/1/2014
  • Education: Graduation from high school; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Experience: None required

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through www.henricojobs.com or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page

Contact Informaton

Sarah Sclafani

Henrico County Police Division
7721 E. Parham Road
Henrico, Virginia 23273
phone: (804) 501-4804

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