PolicePhotoAre you interested in a career in Law Enforcement? Petersburg Bureau of Police would love to welcome you to join our team. We are a growing department serving the 33,000+ residents of Petersburg and providing care and safety for the business community, visitors, and entertainment throughout the City.

Petersburg Bureau of Police has opportunities in the following specialized units: SWAT, Major Crimes, Special Investigations, Bike Patrol, K9, Community Policing, School Resource, and Forensics. 

Learn more about our benefits, requirements, and open positions below.

Employment Benefits

  • Virginia Supplemental Retirement System
  • Life Insurance
  • Accrued Vacation and Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Hospitalization
  • Take home cars (if residing in city)
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Training and Educational opportunities
  • Career Development Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Competitive Salary

Minimum Qualifications

  • All potential applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America (VA Code 15.2-1705 section i)
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Proportional in height and weight
  • Have corrected vision of 20/20 or better in each eye
  • Of good character and reputation
  • Graduated from an accredited high school or GED certificate, some college preferred
  • Possess a valid Virginia operators license
  • In good physical condition as determined by a physician
  • Successfully complete a written exam, psychological evaluation, physical agility test, and background investigation.
  • Have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia (VA Code 15.2-1705 section vii)
  • Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening (VA Code 15.2-1705 section viii)

Open Positions

- Police Officer

- Police Social Worker (Juvenile)


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