Human Resources, Recruitment & Training Division

With a sworn strength of more than 300 officers, the Alexandria Police Department is a dedicated team of people who, in partnership with the community, work to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for our residents, merchants, and visitors. We are a diverse organization, reflecting Alexandria’s various cultures and offering many different career and promotional opportunities.

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Human Resources, Recruitment & Training Division

The Human Resources, Recruitment & Training Division (HRRT) guides and supports the strategic direction of the department by recruiting, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce while providing innovative solutions to organizational and human resource issues. Enhance the positive attributes of the Department by providing career development and training to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of all staff.  We are committed to establishing and implementing sound policies for equitable treatment; and promoting a healthy professional environment built on respect for diverse perspectives and transparency. 

We aspire to build partnerships with all management levels, seek to implement human resource best practices and innovative solutions, invest in professional development to build our future department leaders, and create and promote a culture which values a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

For more information on the Human Resources, Recruitment & Training Division and its annual goals, please see our Strategic Plan.

To learn how to become a police officer visit our Recruitment Page

Human Resources and Recruitment 

 The Human Resources and Recruitment Section partners with the Department to provide professional HR services including overseeing the recruitment and hiring for sworn and non-sworn staff; ensures compliance with labor laws and employee’s rights; maintains employees files; assists with performance issues; manages payroll and the administration of workers compensation and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs.

Contact Us

Alexandria Police Department 
Personnel & Training Division 
3600 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 
Phone: 703.746.6730  Fax: 703.746.1908 
Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Application Process

You must submit a completed application by 5:00 p.m. of the applicable close date, for each position you wish to apply for, a resume alone will not be accepted. Applications received after 5 p.m. on the closing date will not be reviewed. Completed applications for all positions can be submitted to:

Human Resources 
City Hall, Room 2500 
301 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

To check on the status of your application, please contact the Employment Division at 703.746.3777.

Sworn Recruitment

The Sworn Recruitment Unit partners with outside organizations and the community to recruit candidates for sworn positions.  This Unit is responsible for the identification of targeted populations to ensure a diverse selection pool for consideration for hire.  In addition, the unit manages the applicants selection and on-boarding of new officers.

To learn how you can become a police officer, please visit our Recruitment Page.

Training and Staff Development

The Training and Staff Development Section (T&SD) ensures the training needs of all departmental staff (sworn and civilian) are met. The Section consists of a dedicated workforce that is responsible for the following:  coordination of mandatory in-service training and all other proficiency and qualification training programs; maintenance of training records; distribution of information regarding training opportunities; identification of new training opportunities; preparation of training materials; supervision of pre-academy recruit officers; APD academy staff; academy recruit officers; new officer’s patrol training; firearms training; and maintaining an inventory of all employees’ skills, knowledge and abilities.

New Police Officer Training Unit

The New Police Officer Training Unit is responsible for the oversight and management of Pre-Academy training at APD Headquarters, Recruit Officers at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy during Basic Training, and the Field Training Officer (FTO) Program.  In addition, the Unit supervises our instructor staff assigned to the Academy.

Range Operations Unit

The Range Operations Unit is responsible for the training and qualification of all sworn employees, in the use of all Department issued weapons, firearms related equipment and firearms related tactics.  The Range Master serves as the Department’s liaison with the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy; and ensures compliance with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ firearms standards.