Selection Process

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The Suffolk Police Department will hire only the most qualified candidates who successfully meet the following criteria:

 

Sworn Positions


  • Must be at least 20 and 1/2 years old at the time of application
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must not have any listed automatic disqualifiers
  • Must have an electronic application on file
  • Must successfully pass a:
    • Physical ability test
    • Written examination *(certified officers exempt)
    • Background investigation
    • Polygraph examination *(certified officers exempt)
    • Oral review panel 
    • Chief's interview
    • Psychological examination *(after conditional offer of employment)
    • Medical examination *(after conditional offer of employment)

Non Sworn Positions


  • All employees must successfully pass a medical examination
  • All employees must successfully pass a psychological examination
  • Dispatcher applicants: Typing test and criti-call test *(certified applicants exempt)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must have an electronic application on file
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must not meet any listed automatic disqualifiers
  • Must successfully pass any tests required of the position
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Must successfully pass a chief's interview
  • Must successfully pass an oral review panel
  • Record Technician applicants: Typing test


More Information

If you would like more information about opportunities within the Suffolk Police Department e-mail a Background Investigator at dwiggins@suffolkva.us, idavis@suffolkva.us, or ksjohnson@suffolkva.us