Police Officer

Henrico, VA
Henrico County Police Division

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.

Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.

Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

Henrico CO PD

General Statement of Duties
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Performs law enforcement duties in an assigned area during a specific period; assists in investigations of criminal offenses and in the apprehension of criminals; does related work as required.

Essential Duties
If you are eager to become a part of an internationally accredited law enforcement agency whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Henrico County through innovative crime prevention strategies and partnerships, the Police Officer position may be the start of a fantastic career for you.

Job duties include ability to be courteous yet firm with the public and to be alert; ability to use discretion and good judgment; ability to understand and to carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to drive an automobile; ability to learn how to use firearms; good powers of observation and memory; excellent moral character; physical condition that permits the activities necessary in and inherent to the police officer profession; good written communication skills to properly prepare accurate case-related paperwork and render accurate paperwork related to all job assignment activities; and good oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information
The Police Division is planning to begin the first of two basic police academies from this job posting on March 28, 2022. Applications received between November 5 and December 13, 2021 will be eligible for this initial academy with a effective hire date of March 28, 2022. Applications received between December 14, 2021 and March 7, 2022 will be eligible for the second academy with a hire date of June 20, 2022. If the first academy is not held, all applications will be processed for the June 20, 2022 hire date. Information pertaining to testing will be sent by email to all applicants who meet minimum requirements. It is important that you keep your email address current in iRecruitment. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 804-501-5196.

Applications received between November 5 and December 13, 2021 — tentative hire date is March 28, 2022.

Applications received between December 14, 2021 and March 7, 2022 — hire date is June 20, 2022.

Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Virginia. Must be a citizen of the United States. Requires a pre-employment physical examination and/or medical tests administered by Henrico County Employee Health Services, the components of which are based on and appropriate to the specific sensory and/or physical demands of the job. Vision requirement is uncorrected vision greater than 20/100 (20/100 must correct to 20/40 in both eyes).

Per Police Division policy, tattoos and brandings on the scalp, face (front of a person’s head from the forehead to chin), and the front of the neck are prohibited. Exceptions to this policy may be made for cosmetic tattoos and will be examined on a case by case basis.

The Henrico County Police Division has a tobacco policy which states all sworn Police Officers and Animal Protection Police Officers shall refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products while on duty or off duty.

You must be 21 years of age or older by the hire date to be eligible for this position.

The physical training program for the Police Academy is demanding. In order for recruits to be successful in the academy they must be in good physical condition upon entry. Applicants who are not in good physical condition should begin a personal fitness program immediately.

For more information on a career as a Henrico Police Officer, go to www.henricopolice.org.

A full background investigation, including a criminal history record check and fingerprinting, is conducted on all persons who are selected to proceed to the background phase of the process.

How To Apply
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, March 7, 2022.

You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through https://henrico.us/services/jobs or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at https://henrico.us.

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