Ashland - Certified Police Officer-VA DCJS

Job Overview

Department Ashland Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer-VA DCJS
Salary57,131 DCJS certified higher salary upon hire pending experience
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Ashland, VA
Login & Apply Now

Job Announcement

Ashland Police Department, VA Police Jobs


Accepting applications for:

Virginia DCJS Certified Police Officers

We are looking for motivated individuals who wish to work for the Ashland Police Department. The Ashland Police Department is an internationally accredited (CALEA) agency that adheres to the highest standards of professionalism. The Town of Ashland offers an award-winning benefits package and a competitive salary. 


  • Must be VA DCJS Law Enforcement Certified
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must posses a valid Virginia Operators License
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must have high school diploma or a G.E.D.
  • Sound financial background



Anyone who meets the following criteria is ineligible:

  • -Any felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, or any other criminal activity that indicates a tendency to disregard the law or reflects moral turpitude or any other behavior that would bring discredit to the Ashland Police Department.
  • -Distribution of narcotics
  • -Any use of marijuana or THC products after the date of application (regardless of whether such products are considered legal at the time and place of use)
  • -Use of any illegal substances, such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, Anabolic Steroids, etc…Adderall and other non-prescribed scheduled substances will be examined on a case by case basis, but there can be no use in the last two years.
  • -Any alcohol or drug related driving convictions, such as DUI.
  • -Conviction of Domestic Assault.
  • -Conviction of a Crime of Moral Turpitude.
  • -Conviction of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor related to a Sexual Offense.
  • -A currently revoked or suspended operator’s license will disqualify an applicant from further consideration.
  • -A history of flagrant driving offenses (i.e. reckless driving, hit & run, failure to stop for police officer, or numerous speeding offenses) will be cause for applicant disqualification.
  • -Prior military applicants may have no less than a full honorable discharge.
  • -Commission of undetected crimes that are recent, serious, or repetitive in nature.
  • Failure to accurately report information or lack of completeness in filling out the Personal History Statement (this may be considered an attempt to deceive or an act of dishonesty).

    For a confidential review of qualifications and realistic job preview, please email Lieutenant Ethan Hicks or call 804-412-0623



Police Officer’s duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responding to calls for service.
  • Investigating crimes.
  • Conducting proactive patrols
  • Enforcing criminal and traffic codes.
  • Testifying in court.
  • Completing various forms of paperwork.



    • Excellent Anthem Health & Dental Insurance

    (rates as low as: single coverage - $0, dual coverage - $327, family coverage $654/month)

    • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System
    • Participation in a 457 deferred compensation program

    (up to 2% match)

    • Town sponsored life insurance
    • Paid Time Off Program

    (160 hours first year, 1 paid day off per month for holidays)

    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 4-step Career Development Program

    (4.5% increase per step every 2 years)

    • Higher Education Reimbursement Program

    ($4,000 per year)

    • Wellness/Fitness Program

    ($1,000 per year)

    • Take Home Vehicle

    (within 30 minutes)

Police Officer Selection Process

The selection process includes the following: 

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Panel Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Background Investigation
  • Command Staff Interview
  • Ride Along
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug Screening


Police Officer (Lateral Position)

To be eligible for the lateral entry position, you must be a certified law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Applicants that are Virginia certified law enforcement officers must complete the selection process listed above.

Applicants with college level course work or military experience are highly valued.



Affectionately known as the “Center of the Universe” by residents for its central location within the state, Ashland is located in the heart of Hanover County. Developed by the railroad as a mineral springs resort, the origin of the town dates back to the late 1840s. Officially incorporated on February 19, 1858, the town was named “Ashland” after native son Henry Clay’s estate in Kentucky. With the relocation of Randolph Macon College to Ashland in 1868, the town evolved from a railroad resort to a small college town. The construction of U.S. Route 1, and later I-95, further shaped the town character and development.

Today, Ashland is a community of seven square miles and more than 7,000 residents who enjoy prosperity fueled by the college, a growing private sector and a strong regional economy. Ashland is a town born of the railroad and we are proud of our history. Safe streets and an efficient police department make Ashland a welcoming town bicyclists, joggers, and walkers.


More information available at
The Ashland Police Department is accepting applications from Virginia DCJS certified law enforcement officers. This will be an accelerated selection process. 
The Town of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Ashland Police Department, VA Police Jobs

Ashland Police Department, VA Police Jobs



Please direct questions regarding this position to

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

Login & Apply Now
This page may contain sensitive information. Please securely destroy any printouts of this page.
© 2010 - 2024 All rights reserved.
View Current Certified Ashland VA Law Enforcement Jobs & Police Jobs.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  |  Mobile Site