Certified Police Officers

Join the Chesapeake Police Department!

VA Certified Law Enforcement Officers are 
Encouraged To Apply!

  • Minimum Starting Salary $51,500+
  • Police Officers
    (VA Experienced Officers)

Notice: Applicants must hold a valid Law Enforcement Officer certification with Virginia DCJS or be eligible for re-certification. Basic Jailor and/or any other certifications will not be considered. Applicants should have full-service patrol experience.

Applicants considered for a Certified Police Officer position attend in-service training at the Chesapeake Law Enforcement Training Academy. The required time for this in-service training is considered on a case-by case basis but is at least two weeks. Followed by a modified field training period.

Applicants not receiving consideration for our Certified Police Officer program, due to a lack of experience or other factors, may be eligible to participate in our Police Officer Trainee application process.

Those who are selected to be hired as Certified Police Officers may receive competitive pay comparable to a currently sworn Chesapeake Police Officer with similar years of experience and education.

Minimum Starting Salaries

Certified Police Officers starting salaries increase based on years of experience.

  • $51,500* for possessing a High School Diploma or GED
  • $600*  yearly stipend for possessing an Associate's Degree OR
  • $1,000* yearly stipend for possessing a Bachelor's Degree

*Note: These are subject to change.


  • Take-Home Car Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Uniforms and Equipment Provided
  • Free Access to Private CPD Fitness Centers
  • Paid Specialized Training Opportunities
  • Uniforms and Clothing Allowance
  • Military Leave
  • Merit Increases
  • Automatic City Employee Benefits, including:
    • Virginia Retirement System Plan,
    • Life Insurance,
    • Disability Insurance,
    • Long Term Care Insurance,
    • Paid Time Off
  • Optional City Employee Benefits, including:
    • Deferred Compensation,
    • Health Insurance,
    • Dental Insurance,
    • Vision Insurance,
    • Flexible Spending Accounts,
    • Additional Optional Long Term Care Insurance,
    • Legal Service Plan,
    • Additional Optional Life Insurance

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