The Newport News Police Department is seeking individuals who are passionate about becoming community leaders as police officers.
As a police officer, you will be expected to be an active member of the community and make a positive impact, especially on the youth. By joining our department, you will become part of a family of over 600 individuals who will support you both on and off the job. This is a unique opportunity to make a difference while enjoying diverse opportunities in the field of community policing and law enforcement.
Must be 20 years of age at the time of the written test and 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
Must pass an initial written test and physical agility.
Requires a comprehensive background investigation to include a local, state and federal criminal history check; sex offender registry and credit check.
Requires satisfactory results from a medical, psychological evaluation and pre-employment substance abuse testing and is subject to random alcohol and controlled substance testing.
A valid Virginia’s driver’s license prior to employment with an acceptable driving record to include a zero or positive point balance and are required to refrain from the use of tobacco.
Must obtain and maintain for continued employment U.S. Citizenship prior to appointment as a Police Officer; all State requirements for Police Officers as specified in Virginia Code; all federal and state requirements to carry a firearm; and may require certifications such as Breathalyzer certification.