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Police Officer Employment Overview 

There are two different paths to becoming a police officer with the City of Williamsburg Police Department:

  • Police Officer (Recruit)
  • Police Officer (Certified)


  • Police Officer (Recruit): $40,027
  • Police Officer (Certified): $44,130


Online job application for Police positions.

  1. Benefits
  2. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  3. Minimum Qualifications
  4. Physical Demands
  • 26 Pay periods per year - every other Friday. Comp/Overtime paid according to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Uniforms/Equipment furnished by the City, with the exception of belt and socks.
  • Retirement paid by the City (Virginia Retirement System).
  • Tuition Refund Program available with a "C" or better for undergraduate and a "B" or better for graduate work.
  • Life insurance provided (annual salary rounded to the nearest thousand doubled).
  • Health Insurance supplemented by the City, with Dental and Prescription plan.
  • Sick leave earned at 1 day per month: 120 days maximum leave accumulation.
  • Discretionary Leave: 88 hours per year. Unused time paid in January.
  • Annual Leave - depending on years of service:
    • 0 to 5 years (12 days per year)
    • 5 to 10 years (15 days per year)
    • 10 to 15 years (18 days per year)
    • 15 to 20 years (19.5 days per year)
    • 20+ years (21 days per year)
  1. Professional Services Bureau

    Physical Address
    425 Armistead Avenue
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Phone: (757) 220-2331
    Fax: (757) 259-7204
    Emergency: 911

  2. Don Janderup

    Phone: (757) 220-2331

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