Police Officer

BECOMING A HENRICO COUNTY POLICE OFFICER

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Police Officer with Henrico Police Division! We are proud to be one of 17 agencies world-wide to be Tri-Arc accredited through CALEAWe seek applicants who value honor, professionalism, commitment, compassion and accountability. If selected for a position with the division, you would become a member of one of the most respected and professional law enforcement agencies in the nation. 

From Application to Graduation

You’ve completed the hiring process – submitted your application, underwent the countless tests and interviews, and finally got the call you’ve been waiting for – you’ve been offered a position to become a Henrico County Police Officer! So, what’s next? Show up for work on Monday and get your uniform and badge? Not quite …

The next step in becoming a Henrico County Police Officer is to graduate from the 32-week Basic Training Academy. The academy is designed to prepare and train you for your career ahead. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect.

TIP: In the time between when you apply and before the academy begins, focus on your physical fitness! Being prepared not only will help you throughout the academy, it will demonstrate to police training staff you’re serious about the job.

 

First Assignment: Patrol Officer

After you have graduated from the training academy, you will be assigned to a Field Training Officer until you are ready to be released for solo duty. Your first assignment as a Henrico County Police Officer: Patrol.

Patrol officers perform a variety of law enforcement duties. In discharging responsibilities, the police officer must exercise sound judgment in emergencies and must apply his/her knowledge of policing techniques and practices and federal, state, and local laws while protecting lives and property. Duties may include but are not limited to: patrols specific area in a police vehicle; arrest, process, and escort of prisoners to jail; issue summonses and warnings for traffic violations; maintains crowd and traffic control as needed; properly prepare and present court cases; administer first aid treatment as needed; investigate suspicious activities, drug and narcotic offenses, and other criminal activities; any a variety of other law enforcement work as assigned.

 

Beyond Patrol

The Henrico County Police Division is a progressive police agency encompassing not only the traditional uniformed patrol officer function, but specialized units and positions as well. Once you’ve served as a patrol officer for a predetermined amount of time, you will have the option to explore other areas of interest and expand upon your skill set in a variety of specialized units, including:

Aviation Unit Forensic Unit Marine Unit
Criminal Investigations Section Narcotics Unit School Resource Officers Unit
Community Services Section Motorcycle Unit K-9 Unit
Vehicle Crash Team Tactical Team Intelligence Unit
Covert Operations Unit Strike Force Task Force

I’m Ready, Now What?

 

  1. Familiarize yourself with the information contained in this section. It includes qualifications for becoming a Henrico County Police Officer, information about the hiring process and initial physical agility test, as well as salary and benefits.
  2. Feel free to contact our Police Recruiter any time with questions or concerns.
  3. Stay tuned online and through our social media for open application dates and apply!

Contact Us

Police

7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-5000
(804) 501-4800

police@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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