Join the Newport News Police Department
Are you a changemaker? We are looking for motivated, creative and compassionate public servants to join our team. Be part of a community-focused organization that is dedicated to innovative policing. Know that each day you will have opportunities to make your community safer and change people's lives.
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911 Dispatchers answer emergency and non-emergency calls for the city’s police department, fire department and emergency medical services.Apply
We welcome officers from other jurisdictions to apply to join our team.Apply
Dispatch candidates can prepare and take practice tests on the CritiCall website.
The Newport News Police Recruiting Division conducts testing for police recruits every week. This includes a Written Test, Physical Agility Test and Assessment Exercise.
Testing for Police Officer Recruit applicants 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 757-928-4150 to register and to determine the location of the written test. The physical agility test is held at NNPD Headquarters, 9710 Jefferson Ave. Please review the list of qualifications and selection process for open positions.
The Physical Agility Test and written test are held every Wednesday at the following times:
- Written Test: 8 a.m.
- Physical Agility Test: 1 p.m.
- Physical Agility Test: 8 a.m.
- Written Test: 1 p.m.
The Assessment Exercise is conducted every Thursday at 8:00 AM.
Once you have applied, please contact the Recruitment Division at 757-928-4150 to schedule your testing dates.