Be a part of one of the nation’s premier campus law enforcement agencies at VCU Police. With more than 99 sworn officers, 200 security personnel, and an on-campus dispatch center advancing an “all-out community policing” mission in the heart of Richmond, VCU Police offers exciting opportunities for law enforcement careers in a dynamic urban setting. VCU Police serves two campuses and a diverse population of more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff. The department has a large patrol division trained to patrol on bike, on foot or in vehicles, as well as community policing, investigations, security and special operations divisions.
If you are interested in applying for the next academy class, please monitor this page and VCU Police Facebook for information on the next academy class.
VCU Police offers our officers competitive starting salaries and a generous package of state benefits, including a tuition waiver for officers wishing to pursue higher education. Benefits include:
VCU Police offers pre-certified law enforcement officers additional incentives
Although individuals with minimum qualifications may apply, only those with the most suitable job related experience, education and qualifications will continue in the selection process. Applicants should visit www.vcujobs.com for the latest status of their application.
Minimum qualifications for VCU Police officers include:
The selection process includes a full VCIN/NCIC/DMV records check, pre-hire physical fitness assessment (including push-ups, sit ups and 1.5 mile run), a written examination, a preliminary interview. A complete background packet including six letters of reference (three business and three personal), copy of birth certificate, copies of school transcripts, copy of military DD-214 forms (where applicable), and citizenship check. Also included will be a written 500-word essay, an oral review board, and fingerprint-based CCRE/FBI check, psychological and polygraph review. Upon job offer, a full physical exam by a licensed physician and a drug screening will be completed. Final selections are made by the Chief of Police.