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A career in law enforcement is extremely rewarding in many ways and HPD is the place to achieve your goals.

So why HPD?

The Harrisonburg Police Department prides itself on quality and effective public service since 1872.

The men and women of the department work tirelessly to uphold their mission of service.

One hundred and twelve officers provide law enforcement services to a seventeen-square mile city, populated by over fifty-thousand people located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

A great place to live, work and succeed in one of the best parts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Officers who work for HPD enjoy the experience of many specialized units that a larger department might have, while still working in a hometown type atmosphere.

Our website shows what we have to offer: Patrol, SWAT & Negotiations, K9 Unit, Major Crimes, Traffic Enforcement, and Community Resource.

Newly hired applicants and certified Virginia officers all start with a strong foundation assigned to Patrol.

  • Twelve hour shifts (Currently 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am).
  • This allows officers to have regular time off during the week, every other weekend off, and give enough time during a shift to have a positive impact.
  • Training will be provided at the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy along with excellent in-house HPD staff to hone your skills and perform at your peak.

Still interested in the challenge?  Be the difference!  

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The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City does not discriminate or permit discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran/military status, political affiliation, disability, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state, federal or local laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) applies.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups.
The City selects employees on the basis of individual ability and qualifications for a given position and treats everyone with dignity, empathy and respect.