Last Updated: 2009-11-15

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Upon submission of an application, you will be required to complete a pre-screening form as well as a background questionnaire. The background packet can be notarized at the police department. Applicants with Spanish speaking skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

Upon determination that your application meets the minimum requirements for the Police Recruit position, you will be notified of the time, date, and location of the police entrance examination and fitness test. All notifications will be done electronically.

The police entrance examination is an entry-level law enforcement multiple-choice test. You will be tested on Basic Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Grammar Punctuation and Spelling, as well as Report Writing.

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EEO Policy: “The Richmond City Police Department is fully committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees, without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other characteristic prohibited by law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.”

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