Police Officer Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following qualifications in order to be considered for a Police Officer position in Hampton:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Graduated from an accredited high school or successfully completed a GED
  • Must be courteous yet firm with the public
  • Must be alert, and possess ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions
  • Must be observant and possess good memory skills
  • Must have excellent moral character, to include no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude
  • Must be in excellent health and physical condition
  • Must pass City paid background check to include a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation, and/or a physical examination, depending upon position applied for
  • Must possess or be able to possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record based on the City of Hampton 's criteria
  • Must have a favorable credit report
  • Successfully complete all elements of the selection process