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We are now hiring certified officers and new recruits. We are accepting applications for Virginia certified officers who will receive 100% law enforcement officer credit for up to 15 years of service with a maximum starting salary of $61,588.80. All certified officers receive a $5,000 signing bonus and salary/rank correlating to years of experience. 

One year certified: Police Officer 

Minimum of three years certified: POII

Minimum of five years certified: POIII

The LPD is a department that offers exciting career opportunities including K-9, Tactical Unit, Crisis Negotiations Team, Intel Unit, extra pay through off-duty, and more. Lynchburg is an exciting, vibrant city nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a low cost of living, countless ways to enjoy outdoor recreation, and a growing downtown.

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Salary & Benefits

Starting Annual Salary
  • $50,003.20 starting salary for Police Officers
  • 0 – 60 months of service = 8 hours per month
  • 61 – 120 months of service = 10 hours per month
  • 121 – 180 months of service = 12 hours per month
  • 181 – 240 months of service = 14 hours per month
  • 241+ months of service = 16 hours per month
  • 12 paid holidays and two paid personal days per year.
Sick Leave
  • One day per month – accruable to 120 days.
Medical Insurance
  • Employee, family and dependent group plans available for health, dental and prescription drug insurance.
Life Insurance
  • Paid (included in the Virginia Retirement System)
  • Police Officers become eligible for full retirement benefits after a combination of 50 years of age and 25 years of service.
  • Paid in-service training. College courses relating to law enforcement may qualify for tuition assistance.
  • Uniforms and equipment, except footwear, are provided.  Biennial (every two years) boot allowance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Periodic physical examinations.
  • Patrol Officers work 12 hour shifts.

Learn more about your career opportunities at the LPD here:



A Lynchburg Police Department Officer Candidate for Employment must meet the following criteria:

  • Ability to act without direct supervision and exercise considerable independent judgment at all times.
  • Be willing to sign an agreement waiving the right to use all tobacco products both on and off duty.
  • Be willing to sign a 3 year employment contract.
  • Possess a valid Virginia operator’s license at the time of employment.
  • 20/30 vision or correctable to 20/30 in each eye.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree Certificate (G.E.D.)
  • One may apply for Police Officer at 20 years of age and must have reached their 21st birthday at the time of projected graduation from the police academy basic school.
  • A high moral standard is required of all officer applicants; a conviction for any felony is grounds for disqualification.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Ability to analyze a variety of crisis and non-crisis situations quickly and objectively and respond appropriately.
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to develop skill in the use and care of firearms.
  • Skill in the operation of an automobile and a good driving record. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to deal with people in a polite, courteous and firm manner.
  • Ability to work varied shifts.

For more information, contact LPD Personnel and Recruitment:

(434) 455-6048