Application Process

​The very first step to joining the Virginia Beach Police Department is to complete the online application on the City's Human Resources website.

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​​​​​​​​​Applying to be a Virginia Beach Police Officer Recruit is a multi-step process.

View a detailed description of the application process here

Out-of-Town Applicants' Process

Many out-of-town applicants ask how many visits to Virginia Beach will be required before the academy start date. 
Here is a quick explanation of how we structure the process to accommodate out-of-town applicants:

Visit #1:  Written test
Visit #2:  Polygraph exam and interview with the background investigator
Visit #3:  Oral interview and physical agility testing (Friday) and, if successful, psychological exam on Saturday and medical exam on Monday (when possible)


  • VBPD application packet questions: Call VBPD at (757) 385-6987 or (866) 2POLICE
  • Questions about the online WAVE application process: Call Human Resources at (757) 385-4157​
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