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Lateral Transfers
Current Officers in Other Virginia Jurisdictions
Currently employed police officers in another Virginia jurisdiction are eligible to become a member of the Vienna Police Department through our Lateral Officer Program. Employment applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on each applicant's previous experience and training.

Note: No rank or seniority will be transferred. This program is only available to Virginia-certified officers.

Application Requirements
To participate in the lateral transfer program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Be a non-probationary officer with current law enforcement certification that is issued or recognized and approved by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
  • Have a minimum of two years of certified law enforcement experience.
  • Have law enforcement experience performing police patrol duties in a full-time capacity in a recognized law enforcement agency.


Please call (703) 255-6395.