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Are you committed to public service, professionalism, and a peaceful community? You'll discover that a career in law enforcement is like no other job! See the results of your efforts and make a real difference to the people in your community, immediately. If you possess integrity, strong communication skills, a firm reassuring manner and sound judgment under pressure, you can make a difference as a police officer.

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For more information, please email us or call the Hampton Police Division Recruiting and Personnel Unit at 757-915-6780. Our office is at 300 Butler Farm Road.

Feel free to navigate through the links provided on this page, to the left or below, to learn all you need to know about Hampton Police Division’s hiring process.


New pay scale starting January 2024.  For more info contact MPO Mahnke at 757-915-6783.

  • As of July 1, 2021, while attending the police academy, the salary will be $46,569. Upon completion of the academy and PTO training, the salary will be adjusted to $50,264.
  • Certified Officers are encouraged to APPLY. Starting salary is $50,264 and is negotiable
  • Certified Veterans Affairs benefits for qualified recruits during police academy and field training
  • VA SkillBridge EmblemV3-Certified-Company-LogoThe city is V-3 certified. V-3 stands for “Virginia Values Vets,” a program that helps employers hire veterans. Certification signifies a company’s commitment to veterans. The City is also a Virginia SkillBridge Program Approved Provider. 
  • Uniform, equipment, and training furnished
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Take-Home Car program
  • Annual gun allowance
  • Education Reimbursement Program and Student Loan Forgiveness possibilities
  • and more!