Applications are being accepted to for Police Officer positions at the Nationally Accredited Manassas City Police Department. After a comprehensive hiring process, applicants selected for hire must satisfactorily complete a 20-week course at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. NOTE: Applicants currently certified by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (D.C.J.S.) are not required to attend the Police Academy.
The purpose of this position is to protect life and property; respond to the needs of the general public; deter criminal activity within the community; enforce all state and local ordinances and laws; and protect the constitutional rights of all citizens by performing investigations, special details, and specific assignments.
Manassas City offers a competitive salary. The entry level base salary is $50,003.
- Take home vehicles
- Permanent, non-rotating shifts
- Spanish Language Stipend
- Paid Retirement
- Career Development Programs
- Tuition Reimbursment
- On Duty Workout
The Department’s recruitment and selection process supports the City of Manassas Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action plans. The Manassas City Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Police officer candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- must be a U.S. Citizen
- must be 21 years of age upon completion of the Police Academy
- must possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
- must process a valid Virginia driver’s license at time of appointment
- must be in good health and physical condition as determined by a physician
- must not have been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor
- agree to no tobacco products policy during the course of employment
- no use of illegal substances within the past three years
The selection process takes approximately four to six months to complete after the application has been received. The police academy will be held two times a year — typically starting in January or July. Applicants must successfully complete the following phases:
- physical agility screening
- submission of a Personal History Statement with corroborative documentation
- background interview and investigation
- video based testing
- polygraph examination
- interview with the Assistant Chief of Police or their Designee
- psychological examination
- medical physical examination and drug testing
- final approval by the Chief of Police and the Human Resources Director