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Thinking about a career in law enforcement? We are testing for the position of police officer on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Click here for more information.

Here's what our officers have to say about working for the Fredericksburg Police Department:

Dedication to Duty: We are proud to employ 26 veterans from all five military branches. Four of our officers, who were prior military and graduated from the police academy together in the spring of 2017, recently shared why they chose a career in law enforcement after leaving the military. Camaraderie. Greater good. Family. Serving your country and community – that’s what you’ll find at the Fredericksburg Police Department.

Hometown Guy: Officer Joe Porter joined the Fredericksburg Police Department in July of 2016. After serving in the Navy and starting his law enforcement career in the Tidewater region, Officer Porter returned to his hometown and joined our agency. Watch this brief video about his experience with our agency and what policing means to him.

We are proud of the women who took an oath to serve and protect the City of Fredericksburg.

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
Check out our Recruiting Brochure for basic information about the recruitment process and benefits of working for the Fredericksburg Police Department. 
We accept applications on a continual basis for Virginia DCJS certified officers (Virginia only). The written test is waived for VA DCJS certified officers. Contact Sergeant Hill to schedule the physical agility test.

Non-certified applications are only accepted during specific recruitment periods. Please contact Sergeant Hill to be added to the recruitment email list. Upon being added to the recruitment list, you will be one of the first to be notified when the next testing date is set.

Sergeant Crystal Hill
2200 Cowan Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 372- 4262




  • U.S. citizen 
  • 21 years of age 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 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 due to a moving violation within the previous 60 months
  • No prior felony convictions
  • Domestic assault convictions, misdemeanor or felony 
  • Larceny convictions
  • High school diploma and valid driver's license required

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.

Physical Agility Test

A career in law enforcement can be physically demanding. That's why all police officer applicants must pass our LawFit Course to be considered for employment. Wondering what the LawFit Course entails? FPD Sergeant Aimee Lynch goes over each part of the course in this three-minute video. 

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