Careers at the Arlington County Police Department
Arlington is a world-class community and tourist destination located just across the Potomac River from our nation’s capital. Officers serve a diverse, urban and engaged community with an emphasis on community police and problem solving, in support of the Department's key initiatives: community engagement, transportation safety, crime prevention and control and employee wellness.
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.