Police Officer

Poquoson, VA
Poquoson Police Department

The Poquoson Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time Police Officer.

Starting salary is $48,000 – $52,800 (dependent upon qualifications/experience). Competitive benefit package to include: VRS Retirement, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement Program, 457 Deferred Compensation Program, Take Home Vehicle Program, 12 Paid Holidays, 96 hrs. Sick Leave per year, and 96 hrs. Personal Leave per year.

General Definition of Work

Performs protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Sergeant.

Essential Functions

  • Issues summons or makes arrests as appropriate.
  • Responds to major crime calls (robbery, rape, murder, maiming, burglary, etc.) determines approach and attempts to identify and apprehend suspects.
  • Protects crime scene; preserves and collects evidence at the scene; takes fingerprints and photographs; interviews victims, witnesses, informants, and suspects; prepares reports on information collected.
  • Provides general public assistance to motorists and to citizens in a variety of noncriminal situations.
  • Performs traffic control for activities such as processions, ball games and accidents.
  • Testifies in court relative to investigations conducted; conducts or assists in conducting investigations; conducts legal searches and surveillance; confiscates property related to crimes.
  • Serves criminal warrants, subpoenas, and other court orders as required.
  • Arrests individuals violating laws or ordinances; writes accurate and complete reports of calls for service.
  • Attends annual classroom training, firearms training, seminars and conferences.
  • Operates equipment safely and reports unsafe work condition; may be required to be called back and report to work during emergency operations or conditions.

Special Requirements

  • Virginia Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.