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Last Updated: 2009-11-15

Minimum Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years prior to completing our training academy
  • No felony convictions or domestic assault convictions
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • No D.U.I. convictions in the past 5 years
  • Must pass a written and physical agility test
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation including a polygraph, psychological, medical and drug screening



Benefits and Salary

Starting salary is $41,000.00

With over 4,000 employees, the City of Richmond is an "Employer of Choice" among cities throughout the nation. The City strives to hire and retain employees who bring dedication and talent to the workforce. The City offers a competitive, cost effective, and quality benefits package to include the following:

  • Competitive salary, starting at $41,000 for a Police Recruit. Salary increases to $42,000 after completion of the Police Academy with the opportunity to advance up to $82,106 as a police officer with career development and time in service
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Promotional and educational opportunities
  • Retirement after 20 years of service-regardless of age
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Vacation, Sick, Civil and Military Leave
  • Holidays (11)
  • Prepaid Legal Program (optional)
  • Aflac Plans (optional)
  • Credit Union Membership



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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Contact Information:

Richmond Police Dept.
City of Richmond
Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency or to file a Police Report: (804) 646-5100
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   Phone: (804) 646-4169
   Fax: (804) 646-5789
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