Police Officer

Tulsa, OK
Veterans Health Administration

Closing date

$53,049 – $69,962 per year

Pay scale & grade
GS 7

Located within the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Police Service, the mission of the Police Officer is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities. Police Officers use a Veteran Centered Policing, VA-specific law enforcement model. Position serves as a vital part of the VA Police Services often serving as the face of the VA.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts investigations, apprehensions, or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the US, protection, and transport of U.S. officials
  • Conducts investigations with a nexus to VA, prisoner transports, patient search and recovery, life-saving efforts, disaster response and recovery, asset protection during transit, training, and other matters
  • Identifies and preserves evidence; writes comprehensive incident reports; prepares case files; testifies in court
  • Provides patrol in vehicles, on foot, and/or on a bicycle
  • Detects and intervenes in criminal activity; responds to calls for police assistance, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances
  • Investigates incidents and takes steps to mitigate further risk and resolve situations
  • Provides emergency response coordination as needed
  • Performs drug and contraband intervention techniques; provides training to those areas where contraband identification and knowledge is imperative for the staff
  • Serves as interregnal part of suicide prevention program; intervenes when possible to deescalate active suicidal behavior and/or prevents suicides
  • Operates specialized vehicles and equipment in support of law enforcement and security operations
  • Determines whether situations are criminal or civil, level of crime committed (petty offense, misdemeanor, or felony, Federal or State statute) and takes appropriate action
  • Enforces traffic rules and regulations, including those related to speeding and reckless operation of vehicles while impaired or intoxicated
  • Initiates investigative contacts/stops, exercises search and arrest authority, detains witnesses, and apprehends suspects

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process