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The Navy is hiring police officers. Here’s how you can apply

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is hiring for open civilian police officer positions for its Hampton Roads naval installations.

In partnership with Tidewater Community College’s Career Services Center, NRMA will hold a Security Hiring Event at the TCC Virginia Beach Campus Student Center (1700 College Crescent, 3rd Floor Multi-Purpose Conference Room), Friday (Sept. 7)  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tentative job offers will be made on the spot for qualified, eligible applicants, according to a news release from the Navy.

Applicants should bring a current resume (narrative format), a valid U.S. issued driver’s license, Social Security card, and a copy of their high school diploma/GED or college transcripts (if applicable, college degree not necessary to apply).

Applicants who are given a tentative job offer will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening, background investigation, medical evaluation, and a physical agility test.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have at least 6 months of general work experience
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Be able to obtain a secret security clearance

Federal police officer salaries for open positions range from $26,857-$40,653 with full benefits, according to the Navy. Salaries listed may vary based on hired position and potential overtime opportunities.

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John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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