Making a Difference Every Day
Being a police officer with our agency requires a dedication to learn, a desire to succeed, and a commitment to excellence.
Accepting that challenge to serve and make a difference in the daily lives of others and to have the opportunity to serve as a role model for the young girls in our community will be a true reward. Police Departments can only benefit when efforts are made to diversify its workforce.
As the Newport News Police Department strives to reflect the community
we serve, the Recruiting Unit is making a concerted effort to attract
and recruit only the most qualified female applicants.
In the Words of Captain Lynn Perkinson - Retired
"I joined the Newport News Police Department in 1978 and for the past
31 years I have found the poise and stability to maintain happiness and
success in both my family and professional life. The demands of an
exciting career, combined with the challenges of a growing family, were
met with little or no difficulty. The support system I received has made
me realize what the agency can offer. My children were able to
participate in many departmental sponsored and supported events which
allowed me not only to spend quality time with them, but taught them the
meaning of giving back to the community. With the Newport News Police
Department you can have it all: a fulfilling career, a family, and a
great retirement to enjoy after all your hard work and dedication."