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Police Officer


Requisite Skills, Educational Level and Other Minimum Qualifications or Requirements include:

·Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years of age

·Good mental and physical health

·Vision correctable to 20/30 and no color blindness

·High school diploma or equivalent; College preferred

·Be of good moral character and undergo a thorough background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the Central Records Exchange and Federal Bureau of Investigation

·Possess, or able to obtain, a Virginia Operators License. Have an acceptable driving record with no more than one moving violation within 12 months of application

·Have not been convicted of, or pled guilty, or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in the Commonwealth

·No misdemeanor convictions involving drugs, moral turpitude or domestic violence, or sex offense

·Complete drug screening and not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening

·No use of any illegal drug or substance other than marijuana within the last 20 years. Marijuana usage must not be within the last 5 years of applying

·Undergo a financial background check and have an acceptable credit history

·No other misdemeanor convictions within the last 60 months

·Be a non-smoker and accept such as a condition of employment

·Must not have Tattoos and/or Brands on the ears, head, face, nose, eyebrow, neck, or tongue. Tattoos on all other parts of the body shall be covered at all times by issued clothing or by utilizing commercially available cosmetics or fabric covers made for the purpose of covering tattoos. If commercial products are used, they must be of a skin-tone color and be neutral in appearance

·May only wear the earrings authorized in the Administrative Orders, no other body piercing jewelry shall be worn. Employees are prohibited from wearing jewelry in their tongues, eyebrows, cheeks, or other body parts (except in the ears) while on-duty


The City of Williamsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer



***Job Announcement - Police Officer (August 2019)***


Selection Process Information

Release Form


Background Questionnaire

Applicant Contact Information Form

Police Brochure 2019 - Non Certified Officer

Police Brochure 2019 - Lateral Entry