Employment

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  • Police Officer Trainee - $47,000 during 6 month academy (Next academy starts October 2nd, 2023)
  • Police Officer (VA Experienced Officer)  - $51,500+ based on years of experience
  • Police Officer (Out-of-State Lateral) - $51,500+ based on years of experience
  • DoD Skillbridge *Active Duty Military Only - Attend our academy while still being paid by the military


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  1. Recruiting events calendar

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  1. Mon Feb. 6

    TAP Employer Panel - Langley Air Force Base (Military Only) A CPD Recruiting representative will be participating on the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Emp...
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  2. Tue Feb. 7

    Town Hall Meeting (Recruiting Info. Table) Speak with our Master Police Recruiter, Officer Duprée Foster, regarding employment opportunities wi...
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  3. Wed Feb. 8

    *Virtual* ECPI University Virginia Regional Career Fair (Students & Alumni Only) Connect virtually with our Master Police Recruiter, Officer Duprée Foster, and have your questions a...
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  4. Thu Feb. 9

    TAP Employer Panel - Ft. Eustis Army Base (Military Only) A CPD Recruiting representative will be participating on the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Emp...
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  5. Wed Feb. 15

    Recruiter Open Office Hours (Walk-ins Welcome) Stop by and speak one-on-one with our Master Police Recruiter, Officer Duprée Foster. Officer Foster...
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  6. Fri Feb. 17

    Recruiter On-site @ Starbucks Western Branch Stop by at anytime to meet with our Master Police Recruiter, Officer Duprée Foster. He will be on-si...
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  7. Sat Feb. 18

    Physical Ability Testing (Scheduled Applicants) Eligible applicants will be registered and provided with further details.
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  8. Tue Feb. 21

    Remote Office Hours - Newport News (Military Veterans & Spouses Only) Connect one-on-one with our Master Police Recruiter, Officer Duprée Foster to learn more about oppor...
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  9. Wed Feb. 22

    ODU Sociology and Criminal Justice Career Fair (Students & Alumni Only) Stop by our table to speak with our CPD Recruiting representatives and learn more about what it's li...
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  10. Thu Feb. 23

    Hire Vets Now -Oceana (Military Veterans & Spouses Only) Stop by our table and speak with our CPD Recruiting representatives about opportunities with the Che...
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  11. Tue Feb. 28

    Tidewater Community College Career Fair (Open to Public) Stop by our table and speak with CPD recruiting representatives about civilian and sworn employment ...
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Are You Professional Enough & Do You Care Enough?

Serve "The City that Cares." Join the Chesapeake Police Department!

Do You Have What It Takes?

A deep sense of integrity and determination, stamina and intelligence, dedication to protecting the public, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of many are just the beginning.

We are looking for men and women who thrive on challenges and pride themselves in serving others, and are willing to work hard to learn the necessary skills for this challenging but critical role. Becoming a police officer can be a tough, demanding and unpredictable job, but it is also one of the most rewarding positions you will ever have. Every day that you wear your uniform and badge, you will be making the City of Chesapeake a safer and better place to live for you, your family, your friends and your neighbors. Nothing is more valuable than that.

  1. Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Here are some of the basic eligibility requirements for Police Officer and Police Officer Trainee candidates:

  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age upon graduation from the academy (may apply at 20+ years of age).
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

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  1. Automatic Disqualifying Factors
  1. Salaries & Benefits
  1. Internal Specialty Assignments
  1. How to Apply
  1. Physical Ability Test
  1. Phases of the Hiring Process
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  1. Ofc Foster in Veh

    Officer Duprée Foster

    Master Police Recruiter
    Phone: 757-647-8458

  2. Sgt. Jason Banks

    Supervisor - Background Investigations Unit
    Phone: 757-382-8828

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Are You Professional Enough & Do You Care Enough?

Serve "The City that Cares." Join the Chesapeake Police Department!


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