The Women of the Newport News Police Department

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.
Female Officer
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."