CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYMENT
A. The minimum qualifications - all applicants for the position of police officer must meet the following requirements:
1. Adhere to the requirements of 15.2-1705 of the Code of Virginia.
a. Be a citizen of the United States.
b.. Minimum age of 21.
c. Possess a valid driver's license.
d. Must pass a physical/medical examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a licensed physician.
e. High school graduate or passed the General Educational Development exam
f. Must pass a background investigation which includes a check of school records, inquiry as to
character and reputation, health history, and a fingerprint-based criminal history records check
to both the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
g. Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening or where the positive
result cannot be explained to the agency satisfaction.
h. Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia.
2. Additional requirements:
a. Uncorrected vision of 20/40 or better in each eye, or correctable to 20/20
b. Must meet the minimum standards required to perform the essential job functions of the position. Essential job functions are those fundamental jobs duties as defined in the position’s job description.
c. Must pass a general aptitude test
d. Must pass a physical ability test.
e. Must pass a psychological/mental evaluation.
f. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor under federal or state law of an offense of domestic violence as described under Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S.C.)
(This deals with the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed on a current or former spouse, a parent, guardian or someone whom a child in common is shared or someone whom you are cohabiting with presently, or whom you have cohabited with as a spouse, parent, or guardian as well as a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian.)
1. Associate Degree - $600.00 per year, after 3 years $800.00
2. Bachelor Degree - $800.00 per year, after 3 years $1,200.00, after 5 years $1600.00, after 7 years $2000.00
3. Master Degree - $2,000.00, 10 years $2,200.00