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Last Updated: 2010-01-20

Test Dates

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the Police Department will continue to conduct recruit and lateral testing, however these will be in compliance with the Governors executive order. We value every application and someone from our recruiting department will reach out to each applicant via email to schedule a testing date.

In order to test, you must have an active application with the Richmond Police Department and have been assigned a testing date through the Police Personnel Division.

Recruit Applicant Testing - Starts at 7 a.m.

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Saturday, June 5, 2021

Key qualities we are looking for:

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Critical Thinking

What will disqualify you?

  • Felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions - to include theft.
  • DUI within 6 years.
  • Marijuana use within 12 months.
  • Schedule 1 and any Schedule 2 drug use for an intentionally illicit purpose within 4 years.
  • Visible tattoos (face, head and neck)

Questions? Email Personnel at

Contact Information:

Richmond Police Dept.
City of Richmond
Emergency: 911 - Call if you can, text if you can’t
Non-Emergency or to file a Police Report: (804) 646-5100
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Do not use this email to report a crime.

To report a crime, call the Department of Emergency Communications at 804 646-5100.

If it is an emergency, call 911 - Call if you can, text if you can’t.
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