The selection process takes approximately two to four months after the initial Police Officer application has been received. Applicants must successfully complete the following phases:

  • Online application submission
  • Written examination
  • Physical fitness test
  • Panel interview
  • Chief of Police review
  • Polygraph examination
  • Background investigation
  • Physical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • Final approval by Chief of Police

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age upon completion of the Criminal Justice Academy
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license at the time of appointment
  • Must not have been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor


  • Salary, $47,812.00 (DCJS certified officers may be hired at an increased salary)
  • Take-home vehicle (within 30 miles of the Town limits)
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Promotional and educational opportunities
  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Vacation, Sick, Civil and Military Leave
  • Prepaid Legal Program (optional)
  • Aflac Plans (optional)
  • Credit Union Membership

Application - when positions are open/posted,  please fill out an online application.