Police Officer

Covington Police Department - Covington, Virginia

Sep 22, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Nov 30, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$37,120 annual
Academy Graduate:
$39,186 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$43,201 annual
Top Pay:
$All Positions Receive $2500 Hiring Bonus annual

Job Description

General Description

This position performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty Police assignments; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Police Sergeant or Corporal.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum starting salary is $37,320 annually for Police Recruit and $39,186 after training is completed. Starting salaries for Virginia certified Officers is $43,201. The City offers a generous benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, VRS retirement, paid leave and holidays. Following a conditional offer of employment, applicants must pass a physical examination and drug test. All selected candidates for the position will receive a $2,500.00 bonus after all requirements are met.

Additional Information

Application Process

Interested applicants are requested to complete a City employment application which can be found at www.covington.va.us under “City Government” and then “Employment”. In addition to the basic application, candidates are requested to complete an information wavier and resume. Applications are to be sent via email to policeinfo@covington.va.us or via mail to Detective R. B. Baker Covington Division of Police, 333 W. Locust Street, Covington, VA 24426. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The City of Covington offers equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees. All employment policies and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School
  • Experience: Certification Preferred


High School diploma or GED required minimum or any combination of experience working with the public and education accepted as well. Be at least 21 years of age, pass physical and psychological examinations, and a drug screening test. Possess a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license, and a Department of Criminal Justice Certification.

Contact Information

Richard Baker

Covington Police Department
333 W Locust St
Covington, Virginia 24426
phone: 540-965-6333

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