Become a Newport News Police Officer

The Newport News Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Recruit.  The test for the position of Police Officer will be administered at either the Newport News Police Academy, located at 5851 Jefferson Avenue, or Newport News Police Headquarters, located at 9710 Jefferson Avenue. Applicants can call to register, and to determine the location of the written test.  The physical agility test will be held at Todd Stadium. Please review the list of qualifications and selection process for open positions.

Open Positions

Police Recruit

Uses techniques to evaluate situations and determine the most appropriate course of action.

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Dispatcher

911 Dispatchers answer emergency and non-emergency calls for the city’s police department, fire department and emergency medical services.

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Lateral Transfer

We welcome officers from other jurisdictions to apply to join our team.

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Testing

The Newport News Police Recruiting Division conducts testing for police recruits every week. This includes a Written Test, Physical Agility Test and Assessment Exercise.

  1. Physical Abilities Test
  2. Assessment Test

The Physical Agility Test and written test are held every Wednesday at the following times:

October through March
  • Written Test: 8:00 AM
  • Physical Agility Test: 1:00 PM
April through September
  • Physical Agility Test: 8:00 AM
  • Written Test: 1:00 PM

Do you need help with the Physical Agility Test?

Every third Saturday of the month, members of the NNPD are at Todds Stadium at 8:00 AM available to assist anyone who may be experiencing difficulty with the Physical Agility Test. Please call 757-928-4150 at least the Friday before to let them know you will be there. Don't let the PAT ruin your chances of becoming a Newport News Police Officer. Let our officers get you their.

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