Job Title:

POLICE OFFICER I

Position #:

EL LIST

Department:

POLICE - OFFICER APPLICATIONS

Salary:

$45,884.80 - $77,916.80 Annually 

Job Type:

Full-Time

Location:

Prince William County, Virginia

 

Are you looking for a position that will allow you to make a difference in the community? Prince William County Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer. Join a progressive department, close to home, with great benefits and a competitive salary! Prince William County Police Officers enjoy a paid VRS retirement, permanent, non-rotating shifts on patrol and paid Academy training. 

 

Please visit our website at www.police.pwcgov.org for additional information on the Prince William County Police Department.

 

 

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 General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs responsible protective service work in the police department; does related work as required.The work involves an element of personal danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.

TYPICAL TASKS:
On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car 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; serves warrants and make arrests; Testifies in court; Provides police escorts; Directs traffic; Performs special assignment of booking or desk officer; Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases; May be assigned to Police Academy as Instructor; Prepares detailed reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the County 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 but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to develop skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; possession of physical agility and endurance.

 

 Education and Experience:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Graduation from a community college in social science or police science is desirable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications: Must be age 21 upon completion of the Academy, must be a U.S. citizen, must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

 

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