Job Title:

Police Recruit

Closing Date/Time:



$41,000.00 - $50,000.00 Annually 

Job Type:



Police Department, 200 West Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia





The City of Richmond Police Department is seeking individuals who desire a career in law enforcement with a large, urban “high performance” organization. The Police Recruit classification executes the beginning level of police work, providing protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances.




 Example of Duties:

The City of Richmond's, Police Department is accepting applications for Police Recruits.  

Duties include but are not limited to:

         Patrolling assigned City beat for traffic and other violations using a variety of transportation including patrol car, motorcycle, bicycle, and horse

         Making traffic stops and intervening in other criminal activity

         Conducting general field services, including monitoring police radio and responding to citizen calls and complaints

         Obtaining and issuing warrants

         Interviewing suspects and witnesses and following-up with victims

         Interacting with city and community agencies and groups

         Responding to citizen calls, complaints and requests for information

         Other duties as assigned when needed 

For additional information about the City of Richmond's Police Department, click here.

Please check your e-mail regularly, as correspondence in reference to this recruitment will be e-mailed to you.

 Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses:

Requires a minimum of a high school or General Education Diploma (GED). 

The successful candidates must pass an initial physical agility and written test, extensive background investigation and pre-employment medical screening and formal police academy training. The candidates must also be willing to submit to a polygraph examination.

Candidate must be 21 years of age at the time of graduation from the Police training academy.  Valid Virginia driver's license upon graduation from the Police training academy. 

 Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:

Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement. 

Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on a occasional basis. 

Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken. 

The job may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, heights, disease/pathogens, explosives, and violence. 

Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job. 

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception. 

The City of Richmond, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations







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