Police Officer

Culpeper, VA
Culpeper Police Department

Salary: $18.95-$30.33.

Closing Date: 12/31/2024.

Position Summary:

  • Performs responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments; does related work as required. Work is frequently performed under emergency situations and involves considerable personal hazard and danger. Work is performed under regular supervision

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Enforces traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations;
  • Serves warrants and makes arrests, maintains warrant records, testifies in court;
  • Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks;
  • Fills out arrest records, takes fingerprints and photographs, etc.; performs prisoner security functions; investigates traffic accidents;
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;
  • Assists with criminal investigations, conducts stakeouts, assists with the installation of surveillance equipment; Interviews victims and witnesses; performs property and evidence duties;
  • Provides information to citizens relating to Crime Prevention;
  • Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments;
  • Participates in a variety of in-service training programs;
  • May be assigned to a specialized unit or task force such as crime prevention, special duty, special operations, technical support or investigation operations;
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Possession of Police Officer certification.
  • Must meet and maintain all department and State training and education requirements for position.