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• There is no specific age cut-off to apply although, the maximum age of retirement is 70 years of age.
We start academies in March and October of each year. The application process may take anywhere from 4 to 12 months depending on when you apply. You may apply for an academy in which you would be available for hire (i.e. on terminal leave or later). You may be eligible for our new SkillBridge Program! Contact our Recruiter via email for further details: CPDrecruiting@CityOfChesapeake.net
Yes, ride-alongs are encouraged! You may request to do a ride-along in person at the Public Safety Building (Police Headquarters) located at 304 Albemarle Drive; Chesapeake, VA 23322. • You may also access the Ride-along request form online and submit it via email.
Physical Ability Course: (Trainee and Certified Applicants)
Physical Performance Test: (Trainee Applicants Only)
After you successfully complete the Physical Ability Course, you will then be required to complete the Physical Performance Test, and PASS the 300 Meter Sprint and Push-ups on the same day, which consists of the:
1. V-Sit & Reach Assessment Only
2. 300 Meter Sprint M 112 / F 142 seconds or less. MUST PASS
3. Sit Ups Assessment Only
4. Push-Ups M 11 / F 4 or more (no time limit) MUST PASS
5. 1.5 Mile Run Assessment Only
Applicants who are not able to COMPLETE the testing and PASS the obstacle course and/or 300 Meter Sprint and Push-ups may schedule up to 3 re-tests during the current hiring process without needing to re-apply.