Certified Police Patrol Officer

Hampton, VA
Hampton PoliceDepartment

$50,264.00 – $90,475.00 Annually

Closing Date
7/7/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Are you committed to public service, professionalism, and a peaceful community? Make a real difference to the people in your community, immediately. If you possess integrity, and strong communication skills, you can make a difference with the Hampton Police Division.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Patrol an assigned district within the City of Hampton using a patrol car or on foot to prevent crime or disturbance of peace and arrest violators.
  • Familiarize self with housing, businesses and persons within the district. Notice suspicious persons and unusual conditions and makes preliminary investigations. Examine premises of unoccupied buildings and checks doors and windows for security.
  • Reports hazards that endanger public safety such as malfunctioning traffic signals, damaged utility structures, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Must be a current Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Police Officer. Graduation from an accredited high school course of study or successful completion of a GED; college level course work in Police Science or related field of study preferred; ability to be courteous yet firm with the public; must be alert, and possess ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions; good skills of observation and memory; excellent moral character; good physical condition. Must pass City physical examination (to include a drug screen), background investigation (to include polygraph examination), physical agility examination, written test, and psychological testing; must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and must have a satisfactory driving record based on the City of Hampton’s criteria.