Under general supervision, Officers perform general law enforcement work in order to preserve the public peace, to protect lives, property, and the rights of the public. A police officer enforces statutory laws and municipal ordinances. Work involves patrolling of City streets, River Bank, City Parks and neighborhoods to deter crime; apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responds to calls for law enforcement assistance; investigates traffic accidents and enforce traffic regulations; and gathers information for criminal investigations. A police officer also assures appropriate custody and control of prisoners. (Attends court and mandatory off duty details).
- 21 years of age by December 1, 2024.
- United States Citizen.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- One year of work experience involving public contact.
- No more than two moving violations within previous 24 months.
- No record of convictions within previous 60 months for DUI, eluding, leaving the scene of an accident or vehicular manslaughter.
- No record of 2nd or subsequent DUI.
- No current or previous revocations of suspension of license within previous 60 months due to a moving violation.
- Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to a Class 1 or 2 misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or any offense that would be any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to petit larceny under 18.2-96, or any offense involving moral turpitude that would be a misdemeanor if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor sex offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia, another state, or the United States, including but not limited to sexual battery under 18.2-67.4 or consensual sexual intercourse with a minor 15 or older under clause (ii) of 18.2-371.
- Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to domestic assault under 18.2-57.2, or any offense that would be domestic assault under the laws of another state or the United States.
- Undergo a background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the CCRE and FBI.
- Undergo a physical examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment.
- Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening.