City of Newport News Virginia

City of Newport News Virginia Reviews

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Newport News, VA

    I worked at City of Newport News Virginia full-time (more than 10 years)


    Mostly dedicated employees. for the most part, there were some top notch officers.


    Eroding Benefits: Like a lot of municipal agencies, benefits have been reduced in an attempt to salvage diminishing budgets. No raises in multiple years.

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    Take care of your people. Officers/detectives sacrificetheir time, family lives, and health to protect the citizens. Protect those who protect us.

City of Newport News Virginia Interviews

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014

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    Security Officer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at City of Newport News Virginia.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview consisted of 5 employees. Approximately 15-20 questions relating to what-if scenarios and chain of command procedures. Very positive experience during the interview. The administrator was prior military and his way of operating the division was very similar.

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    • None that I can think of. When I was interviewed I had recently got out of the military which eased a lot of their security questions.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Newport News, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1896
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

There are nearly as many theories on where the unusual city name came from as there are citizens of Newport News, Virginia. Whether it was founded on land chosen by Sir William Newce or the point where Captain Newport delivered good news to early settlers, Newport News today boasts a population of some 193,000. The mayor and six-member city council (representing three districts) work together to serve residents and visitors backed by an annual budget of about $750 million. The council sets up city policies and controls funding while the city manager, attorney, and clerk... More

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