Careers & Hiring Process

VIRTUAL RECRUITING DURING COVID-19

OPEN/UPCOMING HIRING PROCESSES:

View current openings and apply online. Search keyword: police.

The application process for our 11th Modified Police Academy will open Sep. 11-Oct. 26, 2020.

The application process for our 74th Basic Police Academy will open October 2020.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to change things up a little. Our recruiters, who you would typically find out on college campuses, military bases, and attending community events and career fairs, have been sidelined like everyone else.


We Need You Now More Than Ever

Vital to the safety of our communities, now, more than ever, is the time to consider a career in public safety. As a Police Officer or 911 Dispatcher, you will make an impact in the lives of others every day. You will save lives. Bring calm to chaos. Pursue justice. You will make a difference. Every. Single. Day.

Despite these uncertain times, when so many are faced with job loss or entering the workforce amid hiring freezes, Henrico Police is hiring. We offer the top pay regionally, great benefits, career development programs and job stability.


Our recruiters are eager to virtually connect and tell you about the career opportunities Henrico Police offers and what it takes to get you hired. Join us at one of our virtual info sessions, call/text our recruiters at (804) 393-1893, or email policerecruiting@henrico.us.


Changes to Hiring Process During COVID-19

Our hiring processes remain mostly unchanged, with the exception of scheduling on-site assessments.

  • Part of the hiring process for police officers is a physical agility test. We will schedule appointments with each applicant allowing time to clean apparatus between appointments.
  • The hiring process for 911 dispatchers includes passing a CritiCall test. We will schedule multiple testing dates and limit the number of test-takers at each, as well as sanitize computers and desk spaces before and after.

A Good Fit for Service-Industry Workers
In general, we find those who work in service industries, such as hospitality, customer-service and the like, have the skill sets needed for a successful and rewarding career in law enforcement … particularly in emergency communications.

If you preform well under pressure, can easily multitask, and enjoy variation in your day-to-day, call/text our recruiters at (804) 393-1893, or email policerecruiting@henrico.us to learn more about our qualifications, the hiring process and more. Or, join us for one of our Virtual Career Info Sessions.


FAQs

Can I collect unemployment during the hiring process?

Yes, you may collect unemployment throughout the hiring process.

What is the starting salary?

Police Officers earn $46,339 annually, plus a generous benefits package. 911 Public Safety Dispatchers earn $38,414 annually, as well as a generous benefits package.

Can I make overtime?

Both Police Officers and 911 Dispatchers are non-exempt positions and are therefore eligible for overtime.

Is there a deadline to submit my application?

Yes. The current 911 Public Safety Dispatcher process closes Sep. 8, 2020. The Modified Police Academy application deadline is Oct. 26, 2020.

Look for the next entry Police Officer hiring process to open in October 2020.

If selected, when will I start?

The 88th Basic Communications Academy (911 Dispatcher) has a tentative start date of February 1, 2021. The 11th Modified Police Academy has a tentative start date of March 29, 2021. The 74th Basic Police Academy (Police Officer) has a tentative start date of June 21, 2021.

Will I get paid while in the academy?

Yes, you will begin receiving your full salary starting day one of your training academy.

Will I have to live on a campus or away from home during the academy?

No, none of our academies are residential.

How long is the academy?

Our Basic Police Academy is 30+ weeks, followed by field training. Our Modified Police Academy is 5-6 weeks.

Our Basic Communications Academy is 6-8 weeks, followed by 880 hours of on-the-job training.

Do you offer a Lateral or Modified Academy for current officers? 

Generally, Henrico Police offers a Modified Police Academy no more than once per year. Applications to our next modified academy will be accepted Sep. 11-Oct. 26, 2020. Only current DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officers will be considered for our modified academies.

Are there any qualifications I must meet? What would would disqualify me from getting a job?

See the list of Police Officer qualifications and disqualifications and the list of 911 Dispatcher qualifications and disqualifications.

Have more questions about the role of 911 Public Safety Dispatcher? Get the answers to our most frequently asked questions.


Transitioning from the Military

Henrico Police has been named a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times three years and counting.

When transitioning from a military career to a career in in law enforcement, you’ll find many similarities which make the transition relatively easy.

Look for our special Virtual Info Session for Vets (details announced soon), or contact our military liaison at policerecruiting@henrico.us or (804) 393-1893.

Virtual Events

Mon 26

Virtual Career Info Session: Police Officer

October 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 29

Virtual Career Info Session: Police Officer

October 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23294

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(804) 501-5000
General Information
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police@henrico.us

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

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