Police Officer

Woodbridge, VA
Prince William County Sheriff

Salary: $62,000.00 – $111,978.90 Annually.

Closing Date: 6/30/2024.

Position Summary:

Performs entry level to full proficiency level responsible protective service work in the police department; does related work as required and is expected to be able to perform complex or involved patrol tasks, administrative duties and/or aide in the investigation of complex incidents or criminal acts when requested, and available to do so. Performs supervisory duties when authorized to do so by the Division or District Commander.
The work involves an element of personal danger. Entry level work is usually performed under close supervision while full proficiency work is usually performed under regular supervision.
Essential Functions:

  • Collects relevant evidence at crime scenes and/or traffic incidents;
  • Assumes supervisory duties when authorized;
  • Performs administrative tasks as assigned, to include computer operations related to tasks;
  • Operates a patrol car to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances if law and order, on an assigned shift;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Serves warrants and makes arrests; and conducts interviews and interrogations;
  • Testifies in court;
  • Provides police escorts and directs traffic;
  • Performs special assignments of booking or desk officer;
  • Performs multiple and various tasks related to protective services;
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or public facilities; or in public schools;
  • Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases;
  • May be assigned to police academy as instructor;
  • Prepares detailed reports.


  • High school graduate or have passed a General Education Requirement (GED); must have graduated from Police Academy and successfully passed a 12 month probationary period following graduation.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Must pass DMV record check.
  • Vision must be 20/200 uncorrected, correctable with the aid of glasses or contacts to 20/40 in the worst eye and 20/20 in the better eye;
  • Must be capable of hearing normal frequencies of 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000 hertz at a pure tone level of 25 decibels or less in either ear;
  • Must be able to support the weight of the duty belt and ballistic vest (weighted between 20 lbs-40 lbs);
  • Must be able to wear and operate a department issued full face, tight fitting respirator, as well as successfully pass an annual FIT Test;
  • Must be able to physically restrain or subdue individuals;
  • Must be able to perform under emergency conditions which often involves considerable personal hazard to include individuals with weapons;
  • Must be adaptable to perform under stress when confronted with situations that involve running, walking, standing, stooping, crawling, dragging, lifting, climbing, pushing and raising objects over ones head;
  • Sitting/standing up to 10 hours per day;
  • Support of extra weight up to 40 lbs for 10 hours per day;
  • Walking up to 2 miles per day (10 hours);
  • Stooping up to 4 hours per day;
  • Climbing (ladders, inclines, stairs, etc.);
  • Kneeling for extended periods of time;
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and dragging heavy weight.
  • Possess constant mental faculties to maintain concentration and make appropriate decisions in stressful situations.