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Today, Fredericksburg's professional police force 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
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Applicants are only accepted during specific recruitment periods. For more information, contact the Sergeant in Support Services to get started.

Sergeant Nicole Gentry
2200 Cowan Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Opportunities                                                                                                Fredericksburg Police Recruits from Law                                                                                                                                   Enforcement Basic Class 136
  • U.S. citizen 
  • 21 years of age 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High-school diploma or GED certificate
  • Candidates must meet body-fat specifications: men 23 percent or less, women 30 percent or less
  • More than two moving violations within the previous 24 months
  • A record of convictions for DUI, reckless driving, 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 
  • The use of tobacco or nicotine products more than ten times in the previous 12 months. This prohibition includes nicotine gum and vapor cigarette products.

Essential Functions of a Police Officer 

Once hired, employees must successfully complete the 18-week law enforcement course at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, as well as a field training program. Newly hired officers serve in a probationary status for one year.

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