Police Officer

San Francisco, Palo Alto, CA; Reno, NV
US Department of Veterans Affairs

The San Francisco, Palo Alto VA, and Reno VA’s are seeking Police Officers

The primary responsibility of the position is to ensure compliance with and enforce the full range of Federal, State, local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations as they pertain to law enforcement work. The essential functions of the job include but are not limited to suppression of crime and criminal activity, protection of life and property, apprehension and arrest of violators of criminal laws, recovery of stolen property and the regulations of non-criminal conduct.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent patrols the medical center and/or CBOC and enforces all federal, state, and local criminal, traffic, and motor vehicle laws and regulations. Pursues, apprehends, and arrests persons. Secures crime and accident scenes, seeks, detects, and protects evidence and witnesses, questions and takes statements from witnesses and offenders. The incumbent ensures suspicious persons are stopped and questioned in an authoritative manner, while still being tactful, to determine their business and to provide appropriate direction or take corrective action if indicated and ensures all alarms or requests for emergency assistance are appropriately responded to. He/she makes arrests of persons in violation of the law with probable cause and/or by warrant and is thoroughly familiar with the organization and operations of local law enforcement agency and the U.S. District Court. He/she conducts criminal and noncriminal investigations, develops and follows leads, takes statements, and gathers other information. The incumbent identifies suspects and develops case information for use in filing complaints and coordinates with prosecuting attorneys.

The VA Police Officer is responsible for law and order, physical security, physical safety and protection of patients, visitors, employees and equipment, buildings and grounds on all property owned and controlled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. When needed and /or required to meet the Police Mission, normal tours of duty are supplemented with augmentation tours.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary (varies by location and experience)
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Full Federal benefits package (Health, Life, Vision, Dental, Retirement, etc.)
  • Paid vacation, paid sick days, and ten paid federal holidays
  • Leadership development and training in our VCS University.

Must be a U.S. Citizen to apply

For more information please send resume and cover letter to Jason.tafoya@va.gov