Police Recruit

Richmond, VA
Richmond Police Department
Salary: $41,000.00-$50,000.00 Annually

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.

Salary: $41,000.00 – $50,000.00 Annually


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.