Police Officer Requirements – Virginia

Minimum Requirements to be a Police Officer in Virginia

Age applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age

Education High School Diploma or G.E.D

Citizenship US Citizen

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Complete a physical examination
  • Undergo Criminal history check
  • Take a drug test
  • Submit to literacy testing, psychological testing or other screening devices
  • Sign an agreement attesting that all information provided as part of the application process is true and correct
  • Comply with all field training or on the job training requirements
  • Driver training and firearms training may be attended for completion of training requirements in those academies that require the applicant to have a law enforcement agency sponsoring the individual.
  • Qualify with the firearm carried in the performance of duty