General Definition of Work
Performs protective service work enforcing laws, patrolling assigned area, investigating criminal activity, serving
civil papers, ensuring safety of the public, testifying in court, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and
related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Sheriff.
- On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle 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, summons, subpoenas, civil process papers and makes arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs
and other restraints.
- Enforces traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations; performs radar enforcement, DUI checks, traffic control,
motorist assistance, etc.
- Conducts and documents security checks of homes, neighborhoods, and businesses in assigned area.
- Assists other law enforcement officers and agencies on various tasks.
- Operates computer to run checks, criminal histories, missing person’s checks, etc.
- Assists with criminal investigations by preserving, recording and presenting evidence, interviewing victims and
witnesses and testifying in court.
Education and Experience
- High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in law enforcement, or equivalent combination of education
- Possession of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Basic Law Enforcement Officer
certification upon hire.
- Must meet and maintain all department and State training and education requirements for position.
Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.