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Located just across the Potomac River from our nation’s capital, Arlington is a diverse and welcoming community, with a vibrant commercial economy, while also offering pleasant residential neighborhoods and a high quality of living for all that work and reside here.
ACPD is committed to fostering a training environment which produces police officers that can serve our diverse and inclusive community with the utmost professionalism. Our Training and Career Development Unit is tasked with ensuring that training throughout the agency is consistent, aligns with smart practices, meets the needs and expectations of our community, and utilizes the most progressive a
The Department has a variety of opportunities for officers to take on ancillary assignments, move up in the ranks and work in specialty units.
ACPD is a V3 Certified employer that actively recruits veterans to join our ranks. Interested candidates with prior military experience are not subject to the requirement of completing 60 credit hours at a college or university prior to hire.
Learn more about the Virginia Values Veterans V3 Program
ACPD's Ambassador Program brings officers to college campuses to form relationships with students and professors, with many officers serving as ambassadors to the college or university they previously attended.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The Arlington County Police Department makes every effort to recruit qualified individuals from all backgrounds to serve our unique community. We are proud of the diversity across all positions and ranks within ACPD.