The Blacksburg Police Department may utilize Polygraph Examinations in the selection process as a means of verifying information on applications and background investigations.
Questions asked during the polygraph will address the following areas:
- Possession of illegal drugs;
- Buying and/or selling illicit drugs;
- Falsifying employment application or other relevant documents;
- Intentional physical, sexual, or mental abuse of others;
- Crimes of moral turpitude, (lying, cheating, stealing);
- Questionable areas arising during a background investigation.
A thorough background investigation will be conducted on all applicants as a part of the conditional offer of employment.
Applicants must complete a psychological examination. The examination will evaluate the applicant’s ability to perform the essential job functions and his/her ability to interact with co-workers and the citizens of the community.
Medical Examination/Drug Screening
Applicants must successfully complete a medical examination. The medical examination will evaluate the applicant's ability to successfully perform the essential job functions.
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
- Basic law
- Patrol techniques
- Search & Seizure
- Defensive Tactics
- Driver Training
- Cultural Diversity
- Officer survival
- Arrest procedures
- Evidence Collection
- Daily physical training
Along with several other topics. For more information about the basic academy, visit CCJA’s website at https://www.cardinalacademy.org/Home.