Promotional Opportunities

Promotion to Police Corporal can be made from police officer, master police officer or senior police officer status. Promotions are always made from an eligible list established by the Office of Professional Standards and maintained by the City of Hampton Human Resources.


To be considered for promotion to Corporal applicants must have at least two years of consecutive service as a patrol officer, senior police officer or master police officer and must go before a review board or assessment center. Points for education and time in service will be included. Upon promotion, duties will include road supervision, assignments to the detective bureau or a specialty assignment (i.e. marine patrol, crime prevention, special investigations, etc). Corporals will receive a 8% pay increase.

Continued Promotions

Continuation through the chain of command may include the following ranks if pursued:

  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major

For More Information

For more information, email us or call the Hampton Police Division Recruiting & Personnel Unit at 757-727-6586.