Police Officer (Testing & Employment Opportunities) - $6,000 HIRING INCENTIVE AVAILABLE TO NEW OFFICERS

City of Harrisonburg - Harrisonburg, Virginia

Aug 5, 2022

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Application Deadline:
Sep 19, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$20.95 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$22.21 hourly

Job Description


City of Harrisonburg Police Officer Testing & Employment Opportunities

The Harrisonburg Police Department has combined the testing registration and employment opportunities into one advertisement. Candidates interested in becoming a Police Officer with the HPD must apply to this posting, even if they are currently a certified officer. Candidates will not be considered for vacant Police Officer opportunities if they do not apply to this posting.

++Police Officer Employment Opportunities++

The City of Harrisonburg is currently accepting applications for individuals interested in joining HPD, which offers a rewarding career plus an excellent benefits package, including enhanced hazardous duty through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

*_Police Officer I Candidates: *_Preferred hiring range of $20.95 - $24.09 per hour (equivalent to $43,576 - $50,107 annually).

Police Officer II Candidates: Preferred hiring range of $22.21 - $25.54 per hour (equivalent to $46,196 - $53,123 annually). An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.

*Specific information related to the hiring incentive is available on the City's website.

To be considered for Police Officer I and II positions, you must meet the minimum requirements of the position (as stated below). Applicants who cannot meet the qualifications listed below for the Police Officer II level may be considered for the Police Officer I level at an annual rate commensurate with applicant qualifications.

Additional Information

++Police Officer Testing++

The City of Harrisonburg will be offering Police Officer testing on Saturday, August 27, 2022 and Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Harrisonburg Police Department.

Candidates will be invited to the August 27, 2022 testing if the complete application is received by August 22, 2022 at 5:00pm. Candidates who submit a complete application after August 22, 2022 at 5:00pm but prior to September 19, 2022 at 5:00pm will be invited to the September 24, 2022 testing.

The City highly encourages interested applicants to attend the August 27, 2022 testing date as candidates who fail the August test will automatically be re-invited to the September testing date. The September 24, 2022 testing date is the last one for this calendar year, and candidates who fail the September testing will have to wait until 2023 to re-apply and re-test. At this time, those dates have not yet been determined.

Veterans and minorities are encouraged to register and apply.

The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS with Enhanced Hazardous Duty Benefits, & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave, and holidays.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 years of age by completion of academy
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED. College Degree or Military Experience, preferred.
  • Experience: None Required for Police Officer I Level

Contact Information

Chase Martin

City of Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
phone: 15404328920

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