Hampton Police Division Reviews

Updated Oct 26, 2020

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Hampton Police Division Chief of Police Terry Sult
Terry Sult
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  1. "Career"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division full-time

    Pros

    Great starting salary. Working with the public. Good starting point to advance into another career.

    Cons

    Low raises, long 12 hour days

  2. "Look elsewhere"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sworn Officer in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They make do with limited resources.

    Cons

    Don't care about their employees, rampant favoritism, inept leadership

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Old school Police"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Hampton, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great solid training with some good people to learn from.

    Cons

    No technology at all when it come to Police work. Way behind other local Departments.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of highs and lows in this organization."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patrolman in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hampton Police Division full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They provide great training and stress officer safety tactics which is very important in this profession.

    Cons

    This is a tough job that takes split second decision making ability that changes lives forever. With that in mind don't second guess officers decisions from behind the comforts of your desk. The only way for you to get a new assignment outside of basic patrol takes for someone to retire or die.

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  5. "Excellent place to work ."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hampton Police Division full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    An excellent organization that believes in community involvement, professionalism and integrity.

    Cons

    A tight city budget has prevented employees from receiving regular pay raises in the past 7 years.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Antiquated and resistant to change. Employees are treated as disposable."

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security. As long as you show up and do the minimum they will keep you around. I don't subscribe to this myself but its apparent that many employees are aware.

    Cons

    The city is extremely poorly managed. Nepotism at its best. Resistant to change. "Because that's the way we've always done it", is recited daily by the leadership if you can call them that. No pay increases in over 7 years!

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  7. "Interactive and challenging problem oriented policing"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Corporal in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    involvement in community and quality of life enhancement for citizens

    Cons

    pay, compensation, quality of life for employee

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worked there for almost 10 years."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division

    Pros

    Some avenues for advancement, difficult to get schooling.

    Cons

    Court appearances do not coincide with your hours and you will always be wrong, no matter what.

  9. "Great way to earn experience if you are interested in a career in Law Enforcement/Security"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Police Cadet 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hampton Police Division

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with, I still feel a sense of camaraderie when I talk to current and former HPD officers.

    Cons

    Like most agencies, I think they can show favoritism towards certain people. It can be kind of discouraging to people who aren't in the "IN" crowd.

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