Employment Opportunities

Job Description

Charlottesville Police Officers protect the people and property of Charlottesville by regularly patrolling assigned areas within the city in police vehicles, bicycles, and on foot. Officers respond to calls-for-service made by citizens, initiate investigations into criminal and traffic offenses, enforce local and state laws, uphold the United States Constitution, and regularly testify in courts of law.

Please review the Minimum Police Applicant Requirements (PDF) before applying online. We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check the Job Opportunities page at a later time.

Certified Officer Incentive Program

In an effort to attract certified officers, the Charlottesville Police Department has created a certified officer incentive package. This incentive is offered to officers who are Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certified and have two or more years of experience as a full-time officer with a Virginia law enforcement agency.

Upon completion of the FTO Program, a certified officer will receive a cash bonus of $5,000.

Other Employment Opportunities

To view all other job opportunities and/or openings, visit the City Jobs Board and search the Class Title of interest.

Additional Information

If you have an interest in employment opportunities with the Charlottesville Police Department, please email the Office of Professional Development or call 434-970-3372.