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    Selection Process

    • City of Lynchburg Application for Employment: On-line application must be completed and submitted to the City of Lynchburg Police Department
    • Personal History Questionnaire: The completed questionnaire must be submitted to the Lynchburg Police Department Personnel and Training Unit.  This step includes an Electronic Background Investigation consisting of a DMV, credit and criminal history check.
    • Written Examination: The National Police Officer Selection Test by Standard & Associates Inc.
    • Oral Interview Board: Formal interview by a panel staffed by police officers and selected citizens.
    • Polygraph Examination: Administered by a Certified Polygraph Examiner.
    • Extensive Background Investigation: Conducted by a Certified Lynchburg Police Department Background Investigator.
    • Application File Review by LPD Command Staff
    • Conditional Offer of Employment
    • Physical Agility Examination
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Psychological Evaluation

    Upon successful completion of the above steps, applicants will follow one of two paths, either Police Officer Recruit or Cadet:

    • Police Officer candidates will attend the CVCJA and serve a one-year probationary period from the date they are sworn in as a Police Officer.
    • Cadet Candidates will become full time employees and serve a one-year probationary period from the date they are hired as a Cadet.

    For more information, contact LPD Personnel and Training

    (434) 455-6048 
     Kevin.Singleton@lynchburgva.gov or REdward.Cook@lynchburgva.gov

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