Qualifications

Age

20 years and 6 months of age at the time of the application being submitted

Education

High School Diploma or GED (General Education Degree). No experience required.

Citizenship

Must be a citizen of the United States

Additional Minimum Requirements

Automatic Disqualifiers

  • Any felony conviction.
  • Conviction of any serious misdemeanor offense (class 1 or 2, excluding traffic offenses), or arrest for such an offense and/or provable voluntary admission of guilt within the past 5 years.
  • Conviction of any offense involving moral turpitude, including larceny, concealment, bad checks, embezzlement, and/or perjury.
  •  Any domestic violence convictions.
  • Any use of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I of the Code of Virginia within 5 years of submitting application to Human Resources, or for more than minimal experimentation at any time. (Includes Heroin, LSD, MDMA, etc.)
  • Any non-medicinal use of a controlled substance listed in Schedule II of the Code of Virginia within 5 years of submitting application to Human Resources, or for more than minimal experimentation at any time. (Includes Cocaine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Methamphetamine, PCP, etc.)
  • Any non-medicinal use of a controlled substance listed in Schedules III-VI of the Code of Virginia, or any noxious chemical inhalant, within 6 months of submitting application to Human Resources, or for more than minimal experimentation at any time. (Includes marijuana, steroids, huffing, etc.)
  • Any substantiated illegal act arising from the manufacture and/or distribution of any illegal drug.
  • Current driver’s license suspension.
  • Driver’s license suspension for moving violations within 12 months of submitting application to Human Resources.
  • Conviction of drunk driving or driving under the influence within 3 years of submitting application to Human Resources.
  • More than 5 Division of Motor Vehicle demerit points at the date of application to Human Resources or anytime thereafter during the hiring process.
  • Conviction of driving on a suspended or revoked license within the past 5 years of application submission to the Department of Human Resources.
  • Dishonorable discharge from the military.
  • Bad conduct discharge from the military.
  • Deceit or dishonesty in the application or examination process.
  • Any reasonably substantiated theft or pattern of thefts from employers or others, regardless of whether criminal charges were filed.

Other disqualifiers may also apply. Call the Recruiting Unit at (757) 664-6688 for a complete description

Vaccine Verification

Starting October 1, 2021, the City of Norfolk will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for employment.

Vaccination Requirement: The City of Norfolk values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors.  In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  You will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption.

Contact a Norfolk Police Recruiter Today!

Recruiters are available

Monday – Friday

7:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.

The City of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is inclusive of all persons. Employment with the City is not limited by race, ethnicity, class, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, age, sexuality, pregnancy, disability, medical condition, education, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliations, national origin, political beliefs and/or veteran status.