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Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Tobacco use on or off duty is prohibited for new employees

Selection Process for All Candidates

  • Written Entrance Exam
  • Physical Agility Test (PDF)
  • Vocational Suitability Assessment
  • Personal Interviews
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Interview with Chief of Police
  • Psychopathological Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment)
  • Comprehensive Medical Examination (after Conditional Offer of Employment)

New Recruits

New Roanoke County Police recruits must complete the seven (7) month Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy and three (3) months of field training before becoming a certified law enforcement officer. 
>> Learn More About the Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy. 


Disqualifiers

Please see a complete list of Police Officer Selection Requirements (PDF) to view Selection Requirements and Disqualifications.

  1. B.D. Lee

    Recruiter
    Phone: (540) 315-5428

  2. Professional Standards Unit

    Physical Address
    5925 Cove Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019

    Phone: 540-777-8644

    Human Resources Phone
    540-772-2018

    Hours
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm



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Nationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

The Roanoke County Police Department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The department has maintained national accreditation since November 1992.