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Today, the Fredericksburg Police Department includes more than 100 full and part-time employees organized into three divisions: Patrol, Detective, and Support Services. New innovations in law enforcement techniques and equipment, coupled with advances in technology and state-of-the-art computerization allow the Department to provide modern police services to the citizens of Fredericksburg.

Getting Started
Download our Recruiting Brochure and share it with your friends who may be interested! 
Applications are only accepted during specific recruitment periods. For more information, contact the Sergeant in Support Services to get started.

Lieutenant Nicole Gentry
2200 Cowan Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401



  • U.S. citizen 
  • 21 years of age 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Good driving record
  • High-school diploma or GED certificate
  • More than two moving violations within the previous 24 months
  • A record of convictions for DUI, eluding, leaving the scene of an accident or vehicular manslaughter within the previous 60 months
  • Current or previous revocations or suspensions of license within the previous 60 months
  • No prior felony convictions
  • Domestic assault convictions, misdemeanor or felony 

Job Description

Once hired, employees must successfully complete the 19-week law enforcement course at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. Employees hired for Police Officer positions are required to participate in Physical Fitness Training at the academy that will include push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, 1.5 mile – 2 mile runs, and obstacle course. After employees have graduated from the academy they are required to complete the Field Training Evaluation Program. Newly hired officers serve in a probationary status for one year following graduation from the Academy.

Are you physically capable of becoming a police officer? Watch this video and decide for yourself!