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Division of Personnel Schedules Entrance Exams for Police and Corrections Officers

The Division of Personnel has scheduled examinations territory-wide for those who want to be police officers or corrections officers.


A candidate must:

  • have completed 12 grades or possess an equivalency certificate
  • possess or be able to obtain a Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
  • be a United States citizen at least 20 years of age and not have reached his/her 46th birthday.
  • successfully pass a Civil Service Written Examination, physical agility test, psychological exam, oral board interview and a comprehensive background check.

The sign-up deadline is June 16; the testing dates are set for July 17-21.

AII interested candidates must sign-up and submit a completed application package online at www.dopusvi.org (click on the careers tab). The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 16. A candidate preparation manual for the police officer written exam will be distributed during the week of June 19-23. Online practice that simulates a full-length version of the exam is now available for a minimum fee.

The following candidates will be exempted from sitting the written examination, but they are required to meet all other established criteria for qualification.

  • Persons holding a degree in any field of study (Associates Degree and above) from an accredited institution
  • All honorably discharged veterans from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces (DD214)
  • National Guardsmen/Air Guard Reserve serving in a specialized Military Police (MP) unit for at least two years in good standing
  • Current/former police cadets who successfully completed established police cadet curriculum along with a written verification from VIPD officials.

For further information, contact Loretta David, personnel analyst, at 774-8588 or Zolymar Garcia. personnel analyst, at 718-8588.

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