Salary range: $65,747.34 – $112,450.00 Annually.
Closing Date: 12/30/2023
- Patrols an assigned area by car or foot to maintain law and order;
- Responds to emergencies as directed by mobile display terminal, radio, or telephone;
- Uses radio and computer-aided dispatch equipment;
- Takes appropriate action in emergency situations in accordance with the Department’s Standard Operating Procedures and training;
- Investigates unusual or suspicious conditions, traffic crashes, or incidents;
- Responds to various types of alarms;
- Makes arrests and maintains custody of those arrested;
- Interviews suspects;
- Gives testimony in court on actions taken during arrests and investigations in criminal matters;
- Prepares reports on investigations, offenses, arrests, and activities using computer-based programs;
- Administers first aid to injured persons and other employees as a first responder;
- Investigates a wide variety of criminal offenses;
- Responds to crime scenes, accident scenes and other traumatic events that involve death or serious physical injury;
- Responds to and participates in investigations of serious crimes; acts as evidence collector/technician; fully investigates crimes not forwarded to a detective;
- Identifies and preserves evidence at minor crime scenes;
- Identifies and secures major crime scenes and maintains crime scene logs;
- As assigned, participates in specialized vice and alcoholic beverage violation investigations and raids, ascertains information or secures evidence for the arrest of suspects, and searches for and apprehends criminal offenders;
- May train newly sworn officers in the daily performance of their duties;
- Performs public relations duties such as instructing citizens in crime prevention and personal safety techniques, and attends community events;
- Builds and maintains relationships with residents and businesses located in their assigned Police Service Area;
- Transports mental health clients to mental health facilities for treatment.
- High school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education.
- Successful completion of police recruit training.
- Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver’s license at time of appointment.
- Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
- Certification in the Virginia Crime Information Network (VCIN).
- Certification in firearms proficiency.
- Successful completion of Incident Command System 100.
- Successful completion of Incident Command System 700.
- Must be a citizen of the United States; (or a permanent resident alien with an application for naturalization filed and pending with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may be considered).
- Must be 20 years old, or within 180 days of 21st birthday at the time of academy start date, or currently a Police Cadet and within 180 days of 21st birthday at the time of academy start date.
- Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, and a physical ability test prior to appointment.
- Applicants selected must be able to obtain a Class A medical rating in the assigned medical group prior to starting work.
- Must be able to perform essential job functions (reasonable accommodation may be made on a case-by-case basis).
- Must have never committed, been involved in, or been convicted of, a felony or serious misdemeanor;
- Must be of good character and reputation;
- Incumbents shall not use any tobacco products on and off duty starting at the time of appointment. The incumbent must be willing to sign a Condition of Employment Agreement acknowledging the prohibition of the use of tobacco products both on and off duty.
- Associate or higher degree, or at least 60 credit hours towards a degree, from an accredited university or college.
- Prior law enforcement or military experience.
- Current law enforcement officer certification.
- Professional working proficiency, or higher, in a foreign language or American Sign Language. Proficiency level to be evaluated.