Police Department Upcoming Events and Announcements

WPD Recruitment

The Waynesboro Police Department is continuously seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer and auxiliary police officer.

We seek dedicated and self-motivated individuals of good character who value exceptional job performance, respect for all citizens, and the desire to serve the community. A college education is desired but optional.

Auxiliary police officers are sworn volunteers who assist full-time police officers by providing police services throughout the city, including writing reports, helping with security, traffic, and crowd control at special events, providing support during emergency call-outs, and responding to routine calls as dispatched.

Applying for Employment:

We want to see you succeed in your goal of being selected to join our department! The following information outlines the steps of our hiring process that an applicant must complete for consideration for employment with the Waynesboro Police Department.

The entire application process may take several months. As you complete each step, you will receive a notification advising you of your status and the requirements of the next step. The process can be discontinued at any time. You may contact our office manager or administrative staff member regarding any questions concerning these procedures.

The application process is as follows:

Step 1: Application

Complete the City of Waynesboro online application. It is located at: https://www.waynesboro.va.us/329/Application-Processing

Download and complete the Release Form and Credit Check Authorization. These forms must be signed, notarized, and either uploaded and attached to the application or delivered to the police department for your application to be considered complete.

Step 2: Oral Board Interview

The police department conducts interviews when there are vacant positions, and the police department is actively working to fill those positions through a hiring process.

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted to schedule one.

Applicants not selected for an interview will receive a letter from the department.

 Step 3: Background Investigation

After the oral board interview, applicants selected to move to the next step will be contacted by an assigned background investigator. The applicant will receive a Personal History Questionnaire. It will have a deadline to complete it and return it to the background investigator.

The Personal History Questionnaire is comprehensive and explores many aspects of an applicant’s personal and professional information. It is imperative that the questionnaire is filled out in its entirety and returned to your background investigator by the set deadline. Failure to do so will disqualify you from continuing the hiring process.

The background investigation step may take 4 – 6 weeks to complete.

Once the background investigation is complete, it goes to the Chief of Police for review.

The Chief of Police will decide on selections for a conditional offer of employment. A conditional offer of employment will be presented to the applicant for consideration if selected.

Applicants not selected for a conditional offer of employment will receive a letter from the department.

Step 4: Psychological Evaluation:

The applicant must have the successful completion of a comprehensive psychological examination by a psychologist designated by the City of Waynesboro Police Department.

Step 5: Medical Examination and Drug Screening:

The applicant must have the successful completion of a comprehensive physical examination by a physician designated by the City of Waynesboro Police Department.

The applicant must also have the successful completion of a drug screening at a facility chosen by the City of Waynesboro.

Step 6: Start of Employment

The applicant will receive a start date to begin employment.

Starting Salary Range-$47,000 or higher DOQ.

Sign-on Bonus- Virginia Certified Police Officers are eligible for a $6000 sign-on bonus after completing our accelerated certified officer field training program. Non-Certified Police Officer Applicants are eligible for a $3000 sign-on bonus after completing our field training program successfully.

Career Development Program- Officers can earn up to 18% above their base salary over five years after meeting the requirements of each tier of our career development program.

Uniforms and Equipment- The department pays for uniforms and equipment.

Patrol Shift Rotation- Patrol shifts are 11.5 hours and rotate between days (6:45 am-6:45 pm) and nights (6:45 pm-6:45 am) for 14 days per month.

You may contact the Police Department with any questions regarding the employment process timeline at 540-942-6682 or via email at police@ci.waynesboro.va.us. EOE.