​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), save a copy of one of the following forms to your computer: Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) in PDF format, or the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) in MS Word formatYou must save the form to your computer first or any information you enter may be lost. Instructions for completion are on page two (2) of the PHQ. After entering all required information on the PHQ, complete the Authorization for Release of Information, the Credit Release Form, and the Medical Waiver FormNotarize the Release of Information and submit it along with your Credit Release and your PHQ. Bring your Medical Waiver Form with you to the test site signed by a physician within 60 days of the test date. 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 application process (which includes filling out and submitting both an Online Application and Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ)) before you can be scheduled for a VBPD Police Recruit test. You will be contacted by Investigator Robert Watson to schedule a test date only after submitting all required paperwork listed on the PHQ. 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. The Written and the Physical Ability Tests are conducted on the same day.​​

​​Testing Dates​
Registration Deadline 
Your packet must be received by 5 pm EST on the date listed below.
​February 3, 2018
Saturday 9 a.m.
​December 29, 2017
​April 7, 2018
Saturday 9 a.m.
​March 2, 2018
​June 2, 2018
Saturday 9 a.m.
​April 27, 2018
​September 8, 2018
Saturday 9 a.m.
​August 3, 2018
​November 3, 2018
Saturday 9 a.m.
​September 28, 2018

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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