Job Title:

Police Officer

Salary:

$35,027.20 - $56,056.00 Annually 

Job Type:

Full-Time

Location:

740 Old Brandy Road, Culpeper, Virginia

 

 Job Description

As an internationally accredited agency, we have a multi-tiered pre-employment process that includes the following phases:

• Completed Town of Culpeper job application 
• Written examination 
• Physical agility test 
• Oral panel interview
• Thorough background investigation
• Polygraph
• Psychological evaluation
• Medical examination and drug screen

 

 

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 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required.   Work is frequently performed under emergency situations and involves considerable personal hazard and danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.

Enforcing laws; investigating criminal activity; ensuring safety of public; testifying in court; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.

On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order;

Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;

Enforces traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations;

Serves warrants and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court;

Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks;

Fills out arrest records, fingerprints, photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security functions; investigates traffic accidents;

Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;

Assists with criminal investigations, conducts stakeouts, assists with the installation of surveillance equipment; Interviews victims and witnesses; performs property and evidence duties;

Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments;

Participates in a variety of in-service training programs;

May be assigned to a specialized unit or task force such as crime prevention, special duty, special operations, technical support or investigation operations;

Performs related tasks as required.

 Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

 

General knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surround hazards and circumstances; possession of physical agility and endurance; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of a motor vehicle.