Join the Arlington County Police Department and receive a hiring bonus up to $25,000!

Are you ready to make a difference in a dynamic and diverse community just minutes away from the nation’s capital?

The Arlington County Police Department is actively recruiting motivated and service-minded individuals committed to lifelong learning to join our team as police officers!

Why Choose ACPD?

  • Starting salary of $68,503 for new officers, with laterals receiving up to 10 years of service credit ($87,789). Earn additional pay for certifications and special skills.
  • Academy training is paid at full salary — Laterals may qualify for an 8-week abbreviated academy.
  • Better work/life balance — Arlington County Police Department offers the equivalent of a 37.5 hours work week, with 4 and 5 consecutive days off on patrol.
  • Join specialized units and teams like UAS/Drones, K9, Motors, SWAT, Crisis Negotiation, Criminal Investigations, and Honor Guard.
  • Free access to health and fitness resources through our Wellness Program.

Requirements for Applicants

  • Minimum age of 20 years and 6 months at the time of application.
  • Must have completed at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university or be within 6 months of achieving that goal. The education requirement may be substituted with 1-year post-academy law enforcement experience, or 2 years full-time, continuous, active-duty military experience with honorable discharge.

Other additional and special minimum qualifications may apply.

Ready to become a part of something bigger, and take on a rewarding career in law enforcement? Go to ACPD.jobs to learn more and apply today!