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Posted on: January 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] We Are Hiring

We are hiring

The Radford City Police Department is currently taking applications for the position of Police Officer. Certification by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice is preferred but not required. Our agency is accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. 

Job Description / Responsibilities

Duties include enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as ordinances of the City of Radford. Ensures safety of public; enforces laws; investigate criminal activity; gather and processes evidence; testify in Court; prepare and maintain detailed records, files and reports. Officers are required to work nights, weekends and holidays. Starting pay is $42,555.00 with excellent benefits and retirement plan. Our specialty units include K9, bike patrol, and forensics, SWAT and traffic crash reconstruction.


Applicants must possess, or be eligible to obtain, Virginia certification as a law enforcement officer, pass a rigorous background investigation, pass a physical agility test and a written aptitude test and must pass a psychological and a physical examination. You must be 21 years of age with a clean driving record and no criminal history and have high moral standards and practices. 

Applications can be obtained on the Radford City Police Departments website or be picked up at:

Radford City Police Department

20 Robertson Street

Radford, Va. 24141 

All completed applications must be submitted to the above address, either by mail or in person you can also email your application to  Applicants are encouraged to provide a resume and cover letter with the city application. You may also attach letters of recommendation but no other documents are needed at this time.

Opening date:  January 20, 2020.

Closing date:   Continuous

The City of Radford is an equal opportunity employer that values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply. 

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