The Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is seeking qualified Police Officers to join our team of over 460 employees who serve a diverse and engaged community by upholding the core principles of the department. ACPD welcomes motivated, service minded, and physically fit individuals who are committed to lifelong learning and who will uphold the of the department. Our recruits perform responsible and challenging duties associated with community based policing and include response to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service, preliminary criminal investigations, special event planning, and school liaison. .
Joining our team as a law enforcement officer has unique benefits and provides challenging opportunities:
Minimum: Candidates must have completed sixty semester hours or ninety quarter hours of college work at an accredited college or university, and be at least 20 years and 6 months of age at time of application.
Candidates qualifying for employment with a substitution will only be eligible for the Police Officer position. Candidates must complete sixty semester hours or ninety quarter hours of college work at an accredited college or university in order to compete for the positions of Corporal and above.
There is a for the Police Officer position. A candidate must qualify on each part of the examination to be eligible for hire. These stages include:
After you have submitted your employment application, it will be screened based on the minimum requirements in this announcement. If you successfully meet the selection criteria you will receive specific instructions by e-mail about self-scheduling yourself for an upcoming written examination. Written examinations are scheduled intermittently based on facility availability.
Upon successfully completing the written exam, candidates will be required to submit a completed background packet. This is a 20+ page comprehensive packet that will take significant time to complete and to obtain the required documents.