VIRTUAL RECRUITING DURING COVID-19
OPEN/UPCOMING HIRING PROCESSES:
View all of our current openings and apply online. Search keyword: police.
Our next hiring processes for both Police Officer and 911 Public Safety Dispatcher should open in spring 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to learn more about our qualifications, the hiring process and more. Or, join us for one of our Virtual Career Info Sessions.
Yes, you may collect unemployment throughout the hiring process.
Both Police Officers and 911 Dispatchers are non-exempt positions and are therefore eligible for overtime.
Yes, you will begin receiving your full salary starting day one of your training academy.
No, none of our academies are residential.
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.
Generally, Henrico Police offers a Modified Police Academy no more than once per year. Only current DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officers are considered for our modified academies.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 393-1893.
There are no upcoming events at this time.