Personal History Questionnaire


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PHQ thumbnail.JPGFirst, complete the online application via the City's Human Resources job portal WAVE.
Applicants should then complete and submit the Credit Release Form and the Authorization For Release of Information Form to the Police Department:

1. Wave

2. Credit Release Form
    Authorization For Release of Information

3. Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)
PHQ does not have to be submitted prior to testing.
It is highy recommended to start completing this document as early as possible.

Contact us now for questions at or (757) 385-6987

nstructions for completing the PHQ:

  • ​First, save a PDF copy of the Personal History Questionnaire to your computer, otherwise any information you enter may be lost
  • Instructions for completing the Personal History Questionnaire are available on page two of the document
  • After completing all four forms, have the Release of Information form notarized
  • Then, hand-deliver or mail (U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, etc.) all the forms EXCEPT the Physical Ability Test Waiver to the Law Enforcement Training Academy 
411 I
ntegrity Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Once your forms are received, you will be scheduled for testing
  • Save the Physical Ability Test Waiver and bring it with you on your scheduled test date
  • Packets received for a test date after the registration deadline will be considered for a later test date.​

Questions? Contact the Police Department at:

  • Direct: (757) 385-6987
  • Direct: (866) 2POLICE
  • Fax:  (757) 437-7654​

Test Dates:

Applicants must complete the application process (which includes filling out and submitting both an Online Application, Credit Release Form and Authorization for Release of Information) before you can be scheduled for a VBPD Police Recruit test. Applicants will be contacted by Investigator Robert Watson to schedule a test date only after submitting all required paperwork. VBPD Police Academies are currently scheduled twice a year. Applicants testing on any of the listed test dates will be processed for either academy based on availability of recruit positions.
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