Applying & Testing
You must be 21 years old at the time you complete the field training program. Seventy years is the maximum age for policing as set forth in the Code of Virginia 51.1-205.
Processing for the LawFit Work Performance test starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Testing is held at: Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832
You must bring your completed background packet and a government issued photo ID.
We start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and work to get everyone through in a timely manner.
If you complete the LawFit Work Performance test but receive a failing score you will not proceed in the hiring process until you retake and pass the LawFit Work Performance test.
If you are unable to complete the LawFit Work Performance test due to injury, illness, etc., you must email the Police Personnel Division and reschedule your test.
If you need to change your test date, we will work to accommodate your needs. Please email the Police Personnel Division to reschedule your test date, or if you decide to withdraw from the hiring process.
We value our employees and applicants who are veterans and we will work with you as best we can. The entire hiring process can take several months to complete; therefore, starting at least six months before you get out would be a good idea. Please call one of our recruiters at 804-796-7169 or our office at 804-748-1547 if you need any further assistance.
We do not cover hotel expenses for out-of-state applicants in the initial phases of the hiring process. Should you proceed to the later stages, we will provide assistance with hotel expenses in some cases.
Yes, as part of the background process we need you to speak to your neighbors. Look at it as an opportunity to say “Hi” and get to know them. If there are special circumstances, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you.
List as many as you can with as much information as possible. It could be that you only know the city and state. If so, please list that.
State law (Code of Virginia 15.2-1705) prohibits the hiring of a convicted felon as a police officer. Misdemeanor convictions (except those involving moral turpitude, including petit larceny, misdemeanor sex offenses, or domestic assault) are examined on a case-by-case basis. It will not automatically exclude you from consideration.
A candidate’s history is considered as a part of the background process. A possession conviction would be evaluated based on history and circumstances.
Driving histories are part of an individual’s background. Many things are taken into consideration during the hiring process and a decision will be made based on the entirety of that process.
Interviews are scheduled after testing and pre-screening of the background packets. It could take a few weeks before you are called. Delays may result from incomplete or inaccurate background packets being submitted. Please make sure your packet is filled out accurately and completely. Willful omissions will result in disqualification.
We do not disclose the reasons for a candidate’s removal from the process.
If you wish to reapply, you must wait at least 12 months from the date of your letter. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to test.
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