-- A $10,000 recruitment bonus
-- A competitive salary
-- Virginia Retirement System benefits
-- Tuition reimbursement
All those and more come when you join a staff that comes from unexpected backgrounds in manufacturing, real estate, agriculture, education, various trade industries and so many more. The Division of Capitol Police is comprised of a diverse workforce of sworn, professional and wage employees. A small but elite staff, we perform varied duties across the public safety spectrum, supporting the commonwealth with progressive public safety services to all of our stakeholders in the capitol community. We collaborate as a unit to drive toward our core values: Devotion, Character & Professionalism. Sworn staff are required to establish residence 45 minutes or less from division headquarters within 12 months of employment. The division also requires newly hired sworn personnel to agree to a 5-year tenure agreement.
"Although I have not been here long with the Division of Capitol Police, I have been able to interact with legislative officials and learn my role as a police officer. DCP is a unique agency because it is in the legislative branch, unlike other law enforcement agencies. The division works to ensure the safety and security of state officials and handling situations as they arise in real time."
-- Officer P. Skinner (joined Capitol Police in 2021)
"Even with as many years that I have in the agency, I learn something new every day. We have some good lateral transfer officers that have a lot of knowledge and are willing to teach a veteran officer a new trick. Capitol Police is a unique place to work because you get to meet so many people from all over
the world and from all walks of life."
-- Sgt. D. Dowdy (joined Capitol Police in 1985)
"This line of work is very rewarding. You come to work every day and the one thing you know for certain is you will face different experiences and assignments. And it's not just about fighting crime every day. You can count on getting different roles all around Capitol Square. And over time, that means you'll have a lot of different experiences to pull from."
-- Lt. R. Reavis (joined Capitol Police in 2009)