To maintain a highly qualified, professional complement, Henrico Police Division prides itself on employing individuals of the highest caliber – those who exceed our stringent standards. This ensures the Division exemplifies integrity, character and respect in the service to the citizens of Henrico County.

No application for the position of Police Officer will be considered if there is an indication of any of the following:

  • Conviction of any felony
  • Conviction of or pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude including but not limited to petit larceny, drugs or other controlled substances, sex offenses, or domestic assault
  • Sale, transportation, or illegal use of any Schedule I or II drugs (i.e. cocaine, crack, heroin, opiates, LSD, PCP, mushrooms, barbiturates, ecstasy, amphetamines, etc.) within the past 10 years
    • The sale, transportation, or illegal use of any Schedule I or II drug beyond 10 years will be considered on a case by case basis with the following criteria:  Age at the time the behavior occurred, passage of time, patterns of past behavior, severity of behavior, probable consequences if past behavior is repeated or made public, likelihood of recurrence, relevance of past behavior to public safety employment, aggravating and mitigating factors, and other relevant considerations
    • The illegal sale or use of a prescription drug, which may also be a schedule drug, is considered separately
  • Use of marijuana, hash or hash oil within the past 12 months
  • Accumulation of more than six penalty points on the applicant’s driving record within the past 12 months
  • Applicant is not 21 years of age by the graduation date of the Police Academy
  • Applicant is not a high school graduate or has not completed a GED program by the date of hire
  • Applicant does not possess a valid operator’s license by the date of hire
  • Applicant is not a United States citizen
  • Conviction of a DUI or DUI-related offense within the past five years.  Convictions outside of the five-year period will be considered on a case by case basis

Also, an applicant may be eliminated from further consideration on a case by case basis, for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Illegal use, sale, or transportation of Schedule III drugs or of prescription drugs (including Adderall)
  • An extensive history of traffic violations
  • Commission of undetected crimes of a serious or repetitive nature
  • Continual or unexplained poor financial responsibilities
  • Uncorrected vision greater than 20/100 (20/100 must correct to 20/40 in both eyes)

Although individuals with minimum qualifications may apply, only those with the greatest job related experience, education, qualifications, and brightest background history will be selected.

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7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23294

Police Non-Emergency
(804) 501-5000
General Information
(804) 501-4800


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

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