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    Police Cadet Program

    Are you interested in a rewarding career in professional law enforcement and public service?

    The Lynchburg, Virginia Police Department is a highly trained, professional, well-equipped and respected organization that offers a Police Cadet program. The position of Police Cadet is a preparatory step towards future employment as a sworn police officer of the Lynchburg Police Department.


    Applicants must be between the ages of 18 years and 20 years of age and at a minimum be a Spring candidate for graduation from high school or possess a G.E.D. Applicants must successfully complete a written exam, oral interview, an extensive background investigation, medical exam, psychological evaluation and essential physical skills evaluation. The applicant must be eligible for a Virginia driver's license and possess a safe driving record. Other requirements include 20/30 vision or correctable to 20/30 in each eye; no conviction of felonies or crimes of moral turpitude; no recent or prolonged use of marijuana; no use or illegal possession of any controlled drugs. Successful applicants must possess excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills.

    Minimum starting salary is $22,048 plus benefits. For further information contact The Lynchburg Police Department Personnel and Training Unit at (434) 455-6048.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in the application or testing processing should inform the City within a reasonable time period before the process or test. The Lynchburg Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified minority candidates to apply.

    For more information, please contact us:

    (434) 455-6048 or

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