Ashland - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Ashland Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Deadline Mar 8, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Ashland, VA
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The Ashland Police Department is conducting a selection process to develop a pool of qualified Police Officer candidates. 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.

Salary: $57,131

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 - $345, family coverage $690/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)

  • Pre-Employment Academy Reimbursement Program

Ashland Police Department, VA Public Safety Jobs


Applications are being accepted until March 8, 2024

Expected hire date: May/June 2024

The Town of Ashland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

For a confidential review of qualifications and realistic job preview, please contact Lieutenant Ethan Hicks at or call (804) 412-0600 ext. 623. 


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