Minimum Requirements.

To be eligible to join Chesapeake police department, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

Must be at least 19-years old.

Must be at least
19-years old.

Must be at least 21-years old.

Must be a US citizen (or permanent resident)

Must be at least 21-years old.

High school graduation certificate (or similar proof)

Must be at least 21-years old.

Completion of the entry hiring process (detailed below).

Must be at least 21-years old.

Graduation from Chesapeake police academy

Entry Requirements

Chesapeake Police Department Test.

Once you have met the above minimum requirements and once your initial application has been filled and submitted, you will be expected to undertake the following subtests.

The highest performing applicants in these subtests will be invited to enter the Chesapeake police training academy, where they will undertake an intensive 6-week course program.

Below, you can learn more about all police subtests you will be expected to undertake in Chesapeake police department.

01

Police Written Exam.

Subjects tested on the police written test include:

  • Math.
  • Grammar and spelling.
  • Map reading exercises.
  • Memory tests.
  • Situational judgment.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Incident report writing.

Long-term preparation for the written exam is essential as only the highest performing applicants make it through to the later rounds.

02

Physical Abilities Test.

Tests include:

  • 1.5-mile run
  • Obstacle course
  • Sit-ups and push-ups

Additional physical tests may also be included, at the discretion of the department.

03

Background Investigation.

Your application to Chesapeake police department test must be honest and complete. All parts of your application must be filled out and evidence must be supplied where requested.

Your application form will be examined and reviewed. Any necessary additional checks to verify details in your form will be conducted later in the process.

04

Oral Board Exam.

Every applicant taking Chesapeake police department test must undertake an oral board exam.

During this exam, you will be interviewed on a wide variety of questions – both relating to you and your suitability for the role, as well as more critical questions that assess your judgment when applied to specific policing scenarios.

For instance, you may be asked dynamic oral board questions that assess your reaction to how you would respond to a given situation. The oral board panel will then alter the situation and immediately request your response.

You need to be prepared; to think on your feet, but to react proportionately and professionally throughout the test.

05

Final Evaluation Tests.

You may be called upon to take a polygraph exam. If you have answered questions honestly in your background investigation, there is no reason to fear this part of the exam.

At this stage, the department may get back to you if they have found any inconsistencies with your background investigation form or whether you need to supply any additional evidence to substantiate any specific claim. Additional tests taken at this stage include:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Psychological evaluation

These are standard tests that assess both your physical and mental preparedness to meet the challenges that come with a career in law enforcement.

06

Offer of Employment.

Applicants who pass all sections of the Chesapeake police department test will be issued an offer of employment.

You will need to accept this employment offer within the specified timeframe that the department has given you.

Measurements will also be taken for your uniform.

Once your offer of employment has been accepted, you will be given more details about when you can start training at Chesapeake police department. The entire process – from your initial application to the department to entering the academy itself – typically takes 6-8 months. It varies year to year.

Sample Chesapeake police Exam Questions.

Here, we put together some sample Chesapeake police department test questions; the style and standard of which are representative of the exam questions asked on the day of your police written test.


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About Chesapeake Police Department Test

Chesapeake is a city in Virginia. Its population was about 244,835 in 2019 which makes it the 2nd most crowded city of Virginia. It is the 2nd largest city in Virginia. It was formed in 1963. It has a mayor-council government system and its mayor is Dr. Richard W. Rick West. Its total area is 350.95 sq. miles. The north-east part of Great Dismal Swamp is in this city. Its climate is hot to humid in summers and mild to cool in winters. It is home to two Navy bases, North-west Annex and NALF Fentress.

Chesapeake police department is the local agency for law enforcement. It was founded in 1963. Its location is 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322. Its chief of police is. It serves a total population of about a quarter-million residents in an area of over 353 sq. miles. It has 500-1000 employees. It has a total of 389 sworn officers. It has an annual budget of about 45 million dollars. Its specialties include law enforcement, forensics, investigations, and forensics.

Chesapeake police department test requires three tests for its recruitment including a written test, a physical fitness test, and an oral test in which candidates facing a “face to face interview”. A candidate is expected to have a thorough knowledge to pass written exams and the physical test is based on Chesapeake Police Officer Physical Abilities Test (POPAT). Candidates who pass the Chesapeake police test are asked to join the local police academy for further specialist training in firearms and law, among other modules.

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