Police Officer-Prince William County Police (VA)

Are you looking for a meaningful career that will allow you to make a difference in the community? The Prince William County Police Department, Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer. This is your opportunity to join a progressive department that places a strong emphasis on serving the public, and provides great benefits and a competitive salary! Prince William County police officers also enjoy a paid VRS retirement, permanent, non-rotating patrol shifts and paid Academy training. Special hiring incentives are available for education, military experience, and Spanish language skills.


We are also looking for Certified Police Officers to transfer to our growing Department. As an already certified officer in the state of Virginia, you will receive the following:

Up to credit of 60% of your current years of service for salary determination purposes
$3,000 bonus (specific requirements apply)
No Basic Recruit Academy – Modified Academy and Field Training program instead
Excellent promotional opportunities

Prince William County is a growing, diverse and dynamic community located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. The Police Department offers many opportunities for growth, advancement, and participation in a variety of specialized units, such as: K9, SWAT, Motorcycle Unit, Crash Investigation, Criminal Investigations, Horse Mounted Patrol, and a Marine Unit.


High school graduate or have passed a General Education Requirement (GED)
Must possess a valid driver’s license;
Must pass DMV record check.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Vision must be 20/200 uncorrected, correctable with the aid of glasses or contacts to 20/40 in the worst eye and 20/20 in the better eye;
Must be capable of hearing normal frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 hertz at a pure tone level of 25 decibels or less in either ear;
Must be able to support the weight of the duty belt and ballistic vest (weighted between 20 lbs-40 lbs);
Must be able to wear and operate a department issued full face, tight fitting respirator, as well as successfully pass an annual FIT Test;
Must be able to physically restrain or subdue individuals;
Must be able to perform under emergency conditions which often involves considerable personal hazard to include individuals with weapons;
Must be adaptable to perform under stress when confronted with situations that involve running, walking, standing, stooping, crawling, dragging, lifting, climbing, pushing and raising objects over ones head.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career where each day is different, we invite you to apply today. To find out more about our department, please click on the link below to visit our webpage: www.joinpwcpd.org