Public Safety

Become a Police Officer in Alexandria, Virginia

Via APD, Friday, July 9 is a great chance to take the police test for possible employment with the Alexandria Police Department.

The dress code of the day for the written examination will be BUSINESS ATTIRE ONLY. Applicants not appropriately attired will not be allowed to take the written examination. The exam will be given at Police HQ, located at 3600 Wheeler Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia.

You MUST be able to provide the following original documents listed below to take the exam. Please also have copies for us to keep. We will not keep your original documents, but will need to check them for accuracy.

*No copies will be made for you the day of the examination.*


  • Proof of US citizenship (Birth Certificate or Naturalization Paperwork or U.S. Passport).
  • Valid Driver’s License (must be the state in which you presently reside)
  • Social Security Card

Applicant’s identification, driver’s license validity and proof of United States Citizenship will be verified prior to the test. Please ensure that you bring your valid driver’s license, Social Security Card and proof of United States citizenship. You will not be allowed to take the test without these items.

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