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Job Opening for South Boston Police Department


A career with the South Boston Police Department offers individuals a chance to experience unlimited professional and personal growth.  A job in law enforcement gives the opportunity to help your community on a daily basis and help to make the world around you a better and safer place.  Work in law enforcement can be extremely challenging but if you are looking to make a difference in this world, then you should consider a career in law enforcement. 

Salary and Benefits Package:
Salary is based on qualifications and experience, with a starting salary of $34,500 for applicants without Virginia law enforcement certification; applicants with current Virginia law enforcement certification may receive a starting pay of $36,000 or higher depending upon experience along with a sign on bonus of $5,000. 

Educational pay incentives are offered as an increase to yearly salary for anyone hired with an associates, bachelors, or masters degree.  Those educational incentives range from $600 to up to $2,200 additional pay to yearly salary depending on the type of degree and experience combination.

Benefits include the Virginia Retirement System (VSRS) with LEO; all uniforms and equipment are furnished both during initial training and on the job; different options available with health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance; you will receive paid holidays, vacation time and sick leave.

For applicants without Virginia law enforcement certification, the required training is provided, with your full salary starting on the first day of employment.  Travel is provided throughout basic training as is all needed uniforms and equipment.  Lodging may also be provided at the police academy along with a per diem for meals.    

At least 21 years of age, United States citizen, graduate of an accredited high school or successful completion of a GED, ability to be courteous and professional with the public even in high stress situations, ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions, excellent moral character, no felony convictions or convictions for misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, excellent health and physical condition.

 The Town of South Boston is an ADA and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Job Applications:

 All applications received within the past 12 months are still being considered and those applicants do not need to reapply.  Applications may be obtained on-line at the following link:;
select “Employment Opportunities” near the bottom left of the screen; or by request via e-mailing or in person at the South Boston Police Department, 640 Hamilton Boulevard, South Boston, Va. 24592; or at the Virginia Workforce Center located on Houghton Avenue in South Boston, Va.  To be considered for this position your application must be received by 4:00pm, March 29.  If you have any questions please contact either Lieutenant Ronnie Edmonds or Lieutenant Randy Redd at 434-575-4273.  Thank you.