​To apply for the position of Police Officer Recruit, you must first apply to the City of Virginia Beach web site.  Applications are accepted only for positions for which we are recruiting. Visit the WAVE-Web Application for Virginia Beach Employment  site to fill out the application and be sure to search the posting’s of available police academies. 

Once you have applied through the City’s web application site (WAVE), you can download a copy of the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), the Authorization for Release of Information, the Credit Release Form, and the Medical Waiver Form​Instructions for completion are on page two (2) of the PHQ.  You should submit your PHQ with all required documents as soon as possible to secure a seat for testing.  Packets received for a test date after the Registration Deadline will be considered for a later test date. The PHQ and all required documents should be sent via mail ( U.S. Post Office, FedEx, UPS, etc.) or hand-delivered to the police academy at:

Virginia Beach Police Department
Law Enforcement Training Academy
411 Integrity Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
If you have any questions, you may contact the Police Department at:
Direct: (757) 385-6987
Direct: (866) 2POLICE
Fax:  (757) 437-7654

You must complete the online application process before you can be scheduled for the Police Academy. You will be contacted by Investigator B. Watson at (757) 385-6988 to schedule a test date only after submitting all required paperwork listed on the PHQ. The Written Exam and the Physical Ability Test are scheduled on the same day:

Testing​ Dates​
Registration Deadline
Your packet must be received by 5PM EST on the date listed below. If all seats have been filled, then you may choose the next available test date.
Academy Start Date
​February 4, 2017
Saturday 9 a.m.
​January 6, 2017​For September 2017 Police Academy
​April 1, 2017
Saturday 9 a.m.
​March 3, 2017​For either September 2017 or March 2018 Police Academy
​June 3, 2017
Saturday 9 a.m.
May 5, 2017​For either September 2017 or March 2018 Police Academy​
​September 9, 2017
Saturday 9 a.m.
August 11, 2017​​For March 2018 Police Academy
​November 4, 2017
Saturday 9 a.m.
October 6, 2017​For September 2018 Police Academy​

Applications that are filled out online (WAVE) are handled by the City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Resources. If you have any questions or issues filling out the online application, please contact Human Resources:
                    Human Resources
                    Building 18, Room 106
                    Municipal Center​​​​
                    2424 Courthouse Drive
                    Virginia Beach, VA. 23456
                    (757) 385-4157

*E-mail hrcareers@vbgov.com or PDapplicanttesting@vbgov.com if you are unable to call.
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