Thank you for your interest in the Portsmouth Police Department. The City of Portsmouth only accepts applications via our online application system. Please follow the below link to apply. You will be required to create an account using a personal email address to apply for career opportunities.

We currently have over 50 positions available within our department.

Click here to apply and see other openings with the City of Portsmouth



Administrative personnel are tasked with several responsibilities and are actively processing applications and background packets on a continual basis. Therefore, a candidate’s point-of-contact in the hiring process should remain the Portsmouth Police Recruiter until the candidate is advised otherwise. Candidates with questions or concerns are directed to contact the recruiter directly via e-mail prior to calling or sending snail mail inquiries. Please allow 24 to 48 hours to process more complex inquiries. Again, e-mail is the preferred method of contact for police recruiting. The police recruiter’s e-mail address is

Police Recruiter
711 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
757-393-8111 Extension 5655

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