Recruiting Unit

Newport News Police Department is Hiring!

Text "JoinNNPD” to (757) 767-4826



The Recruiting Unit is responsible for administering the police officer and non-sworn selection process. The unit provides information to the public about positions on the Department through distribution of pamphlets and attendance at job fairs. The unit provides and conducts background checks and interviews of applicants for positions on the Police Department.

Message from the Chief of Police

Thank you for considering employment with the Newport News Police Department.  Our goal is to be the policing agency of choice for the brightest and best in policing.  Through dynamic and progressive leadership, attentive and effective supervision and mentoring, constant employee development, and strong support of an empowered and talented workforce, NNPD is evolving and adapting.  If you seek to join such an organization, come learn more about our mission, vision, and values and how you can become a member of the team.

The ideal Newport News Police Department member brings a strong work ethic, unwavering integrity, and a fundamental sense of fairness and equality.  Our focus on service requires compassion, problem solving skills, and a selflessness that places the highest priority on preventing crime and improving the community's quality of life.  Being a Newport News police officer provides you a career in public service, allowing you a positive and direct impact on the community you serve.  The unselfish act and commitment of "giving back" to the community is not only rewarding, but is part of the vision and culture of the Newport News Police Department.

Steve Drew, Chief of Police