Recruitment Process

Hiring Process
  • Obtain and submit an application for employment from:
    • Job Opportunities for application
    • City of Danville Human Resources Department
      427 Patton Street
      Room 300
      Danville, VA 24541
      Phone: 434-799-5240
    • Virginia Employment Commission (or any office of the Virginia Employment Commission)
      165 Deer Run Road
      Danville, VA 24540
      Phone: 434-791-5291
    • City of Danville Police Department
      Police Chief's Office
      427 Patton Street
      Room 104
      Danville, VA 24541
      Phone: 434-799-6515
  • Written test
  • Initial interview, including:
    • Oral interview
    • Fingerprinting
    • Extensive background investigation to include polygraph testing
    • Electronic background investigation
      • DMV check
      • Criminal history check
  • Physical agility examination
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Review by the Chief of Police
  • Conditional job offer
  • Medical examination
  • 18-month probation period
Please note: The entire recruitment process from start to the physical agility examination may take as long as nine months.