VA DCJS BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFIED HIRING PROCESS – Are you a law enforcement officer in Virginia ready to take your career to the next level? JOIN OUR TEAM and SKIP OUR FULL ACADEMY!
VA Experienced Law Enforcement Officers looking for a way to serve & protect the community are presented an abundance of opportunities and unique ways to grow personally and professionally, in service to others. As a Chesapeake Police Officer, you will be provided with uniforms & equipment and receive PAID, world-class training at the Chesapeake Law Enforcement Training Academy. You will be granted access to a variety of resources that will not only equip you but also allow you to unlock your full potential. While there are many benefits to becoming a Police Officer for the City of Chesapeake, the paramount among them is the ability to actually enjoy your career and serve, “The City that Cares”!
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: The purpose of the class is to protect life and property, enforce laws, and investigate crime. The class is responsible for surveillance, law enforcement, investigations, apprehension, and reporting. The class works according to some procedures; decides how and when to do things under general supervision. This job classification provides service to the community on a 24-hour basis during all hours of the day and night. In order to accommodate this 24 hour service, this job class is required to work on rotating schedules, which includes working weekends and holidays, and may involve work in excess of regularly scheduled hours (overtime) when required by operational necessity..
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Requires a high school diploma or GED and successful completion of the Chesapeake Police Academy, another acceptable Police Academy, or comparable training.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires a valid driver’s license and driving record in compliance with City Driving Standards. Special skills or equipment certification will be required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: This job classification provides service to the community on a 24-hour basis. To accommodate the 24-hour service, this job classification is required to work rotating schedules, which include working weekends and holidays, and may involve work over regularly scheduled hours when required by operational necessity.
Must be a United States citizen
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must submit valid certifications, training records, and other requested documents
Must be currently certified as a law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or be eligible for re-certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a law enforcement officer under Virginia DCJS guidelines.
AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFYING FACTORS: Disqualification factors from the date of the application include, but are not limited to, the following:
Convicted of, plead guilty to, or no contest to any felony.
Convicted of, plead guilty to, or no contest to a misdemeanor involving acts of moral turpitude (lying, cheating, and stealing).
Convicted of, plead guilty to, or no contest to a misdemeanor sex offense.
Convicted of, plead guilty to, or no contest to domestic assault.
Conviction of possession, manufacture, and/or distribution of illegal drugs, excluding possession of marijuana or any cannabis derivative. · Use of Cocaine, LSD, PCP, or any type of hallucinogenic drug in the last five years, unless the candidate (i) has completed a supervised drug rehabilitation program, or (ii) is participating in a supervised drug rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of drugs. Proof of successful completion of or active participation in a supervised drug rehabilitation program must be furnished to the Police Department.
Dishonorable discharge, Bad conduct/Misconduct discharge, and Other than Honorable discharges from military service. General and Uncharacterized discharges from military service will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Untruthfulness or the withholding of pertinent information during any phase of the application process (e.g. application, interview, paperwork).
Cheating on any examination or testing associated with the process.
Disqualifying factors according to city driving standards: Suspensions or revocations for other than administrative reasons (i.e. failure to pay fine, insurance, monitoring, failure to pay child support) within the past 24 months. Convictions of driving while intoxicated with, or under the influence of, alcohol or drugs within the past 36 months. · Convictions of reckless driving within the past 36 months. Convictions of speeding 20 miles per hour or more within the past 12 months. Declaration, determination, or adjudication as Habitual Offender until two years after driving privileges have been restored. More than two convictions involving any moving violation within the last 12 months.
Full-service patrol experience
1080 Sentry Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23323
THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT (PHS) MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE MOVING ON IN OUR PROCESS! Complete the PHS found at this link- Personal History Statement immediately after applying online. Your PHS should be completed, notarized, and submitted WITHIN 14 CALENDAR DAYS of submitting your online application via one of the two options below:
OPTION 1: CERTIFIED MAIL - Mailing Address: Chesapeake Police Department ATTN: Background Investigations Unit; 304 Albemarle Drive; Chesapeake, VA 23322
OPTION 2: HAND DELIVERY - Delivery Address: Chesapeake Public Safety Building (CPD HQ) ATTN: Background Investigations Unit; 304 Albemarle Drive; Chesapeake, VA 23322
The Hand Delivery option is available 24/7/365 via drop box in the CPD HQ lobby.