Police Officer

Poquoson, VA
Poquoson Police Department

Salary: $51,360 – $56,496.

Position Summary:

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.


  • High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Virginia Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.