Police Department  |  Requirements / Qualifications
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AN ACCREDITED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS


The Minimum Qualifications for Police Officer are:

Must be at least 21 years of age prior to completion of the training academy.
Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.   *College-level coursework or prior work experience in law enforcement, corrections or armed services preferred*
Must have a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to two years of continuous employment. 
Must be of good character and reputation as established by a background investigation to include but not limited to:

 

*A polygraph examination
*Psychological examination
*Educational achievements
*Prior work experience
*Character and reputation
*Credit history
*Police record

 

 

Must be in possession of a valid driver's license and a good driving record 
Must obtain a valid Virginia driver's license by time of appointment 
Must be willing to travel to Albemarle County, Virginia, at own expense, to complete testing and screening process 
Must be able to pass a medical and physical exam meeting the physical requirements as directed in job description
Must be willing to work weekends and any assigned shift  
Must successfully pass all pre-employment testing 
APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA BY TIME OF APPOINTMENT

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Also requires a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to two years of continuous employment. 
College-level coursework or prior work experience in law enforcement, corrections or armed services preferred.
Must be a United States Citizen 
Must be of good character and reputation as established by a background investigation to include but not limited to: 
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