Police Officer (Recruit)
Now recruiting for the March 2021 Academy!
James City County Police Department (JCCPD) is seeking Police Officer candidates to join a professional team dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Williamsburg area. Newly hired police officers will be on a shift assigned to patrolling various areas of the County in a marked police vehicle. JCCPD offers a number of opportunities for career development, specialized assignments and training including: honor guard, SWAT, bike patrol, school resource officers (5), uniform and marine patrols, underwater search & recovery, crisis negotiations, motorcycles, tactical field force, and investigations(various qualifications are required for special assignments, teams, and units). The County offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including a take-home car program for those living in or within 15 driving miles of the County; participation in Virginia Retirement System (LEOS); 11-paid holidays; tuition assistance; a homeownership program with up to $3,000 in matching closing costs; a free membership to the JCC Recreation Center (fitness, free weights, pool, track); and eligibility for career advancement pay increases.
Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen; Must be at least 21 years of age by completion of field training; Must meet all qualifications listed in Code of Virginia 15.2-1705; Must have a high school diploma or GED; some college preferred; Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria; Must not have been convicted of or plead guilty or no contest to: any felony, any offense involving moral turpitude, any misdemeanor sex offense, domestic assault; Must not have any automatic disqualifiers; Must not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening; If conditionally accepted for a position, undergo: a thorough background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the CCRE and FBI, a polygraph examination, psychological screening, and fitness assessment, a physical examination and drug test.
Applicants, please note: Applying is a two-step process (1. complete your profile, and 2. submit to apply for the position); Be thorough and detailed on the application; Complete all tabs within the Employment History section; Include any attachments that would complement your application package.