TO SERVE AND PROTECT IS MORE THAN A MOTTO.
IT'S A CALLING.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
At the Lexington Police Department you will have time to focus and take a breath while remaining active and engaged. We strive to give you opportunities for growth and leadership while creating real connections with those you are sworn to protect.
With two universities and just over 7,000 permanent residents, Lexington, VA is a thriving community populated by people from a variety of backgrounds. The nearby intersection of I-81 and I-64, nearby historic landmarks, and the natural beauty of the area also bring a steady stream of travelers to the city.
From traffic stops to community festivals and domestic disputes to elderly assistance, Lexington Police officers serve an important role in keeping our community safe.
At the Lexington Police Department we pride ourselves on our ability to go from guardian to warrior at a moment's notice, helping to defend right and prevent wrong for all the citizens in our care.
That's why we're committed to the training and personal growth of our officers. Whenever you are out on the road or answering a call, you know someone always has your six.
The Support You Need to Succeed
The LPD strives to create an environment where you can thrive both professionally and personally.
If you have a passion for an area of policing, we want to help you excel. We are actively looking to create new specialized units, and you could be the pivotal pioneer we need to make that happen.
To us, you're not just a number. You're a valued member of our team whose input is needed and appreciated.
We see you, we hear you, and we respect you.
Quickly Advance Your Career
From training and certification to rank promotions, the opportunity for personal and professional growth is strong in the LPD. You have the opportunity to pursue the career path you want with direct mentorship by officers who know you and rely on you every day.