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Employment Opportunities


Posted September 28, 2016

The Town of Farmville is seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer. The Town is currently seeking to pool applicants for current openings. Applicants must be certified as a law enforcement officer through the Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have no felony or recent misdemeanor convictions. All applicants must meet the requirements of section 15.2-1705 of the Code of Virginia for the minimum qualifications required of the position. Successful applicants will undergo a panel interview; pass a background investigation, substance abuse screening, psychological testing and physical examination.

The Town of Farmville is a progressive community centered in the heart of Virginia and home to Longwood University. The Farmville Police Department is a state accredited agency through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commision. The Town offers a competitive salary, a 401k retirement plan with a generous match and five year vesting, free health care for the employee and competitive rates for family. The Town provides uniforms and equipment. A take-home car program is available for qualified employees.

Only the Town of Farmville applications will be accepted.  All applications must be received in hardcopy by mail or hand delivery. Electronically submitted applications will not be accepted. Deadline for applications will be October 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Previous applicants with-in the past six months will not be considered.

Town Employment Application

The Town of Farmville is an equal opportunity employer.


The Town of Farmville is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. The Town seeks an experienced, progressive and energetic law enforcement executive. This university community of approximately 8,200 has a Police Department with 26 sworn Officers and 2 civilian positions and a department budget of $2,045,197. The position will function as a member of the management team reporting to the Town Manager in a Council-Manager form of government. The successful candidate must relocate to the Town of Farmville within one year of employment.

Acceptable Experience and Training: Ten years of experience in modern police work with progressive experience in a variety of police functions including major command responsibilities, supplemented by formal training in police administration and scientific methods of crime detection. Bachelor’s degree in a job related field is required. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

Compensation: Hiring range is $83,200 – $90,000, depending on qualifications. The Town offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Process: Applicants are required to complete a Town of Farmville Police Department Employment Application available at or from the Town Manager’s Office, 116 North Main Street, Farmville, VA 23901. A resume must be included with the application and submitted to Gerald Spates, Town Manager, PO Drawer 368, Farmville, VA 23901.

The Town will begin reviewing applications on Thursday, July 21, 2016. The application process is open until the position is filled.

Police Employment Application

For additional information please contact Gerald Spates, Town Manager at (434)392-5686.


Town Employment Application

The Town of Farmville provides excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

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