- Under direction – provides law enforcement services and protection for our community, Goochland County.
- On an assigned shift – operates a patrol vehicle to enforce violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities, and disturbances of law.
- Takes appropriate action upon observation of these activities.
- Provides courtroom security.
- Performs civil process services.
- Must be able to wear a mask.
- Does related work as required; works under regular supervision.
- Patrols an assigned area to enforce traffic and criminal law and suspicious activity.
- Responds to radio calls for service.
- Handles domestic disturbances and a variety of citizen complaints.
- Conducts criminal investigations.
- Prepares detailed reports.
- Testifies in court.
- Assists disabled motorists, investigates vehicle crashes, and directs traffic as necessary.
- Assists other agencies as necessary.
- Ensures the security and order of courtrooms prior to and during court sessions; removes unruly individuals from the courtroom.
- Searches courtroom for contraband and inmates for unauthorized possession prior to court appearance.
- Transports and supervises prisoners to and from court, secures in holding cells.
- Transports prisoners to other jails and institutions.
- Carries out all orders of the court.
- Serves summonses, notices, warrants, and capiases.
- Flexibility in work schedule in order to be ‘on-call’ at times outside of regular shift.
- Makes arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
- Subdues resisting suspects using appropriate weapons, maneuvers, and other approved self-defense methods.
- Be 21 years of age or older.
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- Successfully pass a written test.
- Successfully complete physical agility test.
- Successfully pass an oral review board.
- Successfully pass a polygraph examination.
- Successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.
- Successfully complete a physical exam.
- Interview with the Sheriff.
- Successfully pass a psychological test (if required).