Become a Newport News Police Officer

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.


Is NNPD the right fit for you? Click here to learn more about NNPD.

Why NNPD


Questions? Text "JoinNNPD” to 757-767-4826 or email nnpd-recruiting@nnva.gov.

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.

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 Todd Stadium, at 12465 Warwick Blvd. Please review the list of qualifications and selection process for open positions.

  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 a.m.
  • Physical Agility Test: 1 p.m.
April through September
  • Physical Agility Test: 8 a.m.
  • Written Test: 1 p.m.

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