Police Officer (Certified)

Christiansburg, VA
Town of Christiansburg Police Department

Rate of Pay: Starts at $48,67

Job Summary
The Police Officer is to protect life and property, to deter criminal activity, and to enforce all Town statutes, ordinances, and the laws and regulations of the state. Incumbents in this class may be assigned to perform special assignments, such as field training officer, drug investigations, school resource, internet crimes investigations, K-9 unit, crime prevention or other special assignment.

• Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security
• Patrols designated area via motor vehicle, bicycle or on foot, to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations; inspects doors, windows, and premises of residential/commercial buildings/properties to ensure security or to detect suspicious conditions; responds to active alarms at residencies, businesses, and industries; maintains high visibility in the community
• Responds to calls relayed by dispatchers, including domestic disputes, abuse, assaults, burglaries, thefts, fatalities, traffic accidents, property damage, alarms, bomb threats, lost or missing persons searches, rescue operations, unattended deaths, public service duties, stranded motorists, or dangerous drivers
• Prevents/discovers commission of crime; writes citations; pursues fleeing suspects; apprehends, arrests, and processes criminals, fugitives and offenders as appropriate; assists in booking inmates into jail; transports arrestees, prisoners, members of the general public, or other individuals as required
• Conducts preliminary investigations; interviews victims, complainants and witnesses and takes statements; gather information and evidence; secures crime scenes; prepares investigative reports and sketches; participates in court activities; testifies in judicial proceedings
• Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters, which may include lifting, dragging, or carrying people away from dangerous situations, securing/evacuating people from particular areas, administering medical aid, or extinguishing small fires
• Provides assistance and backup support to other officers as necessary; provides emergency response on a twenty-four hour basis as needed; provides assistance to other law enforcement or public service agencies as appropriate

• High school diploma or GED; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

• Basic Law Enforcement certification
• Valid Virginia driver’s license with the ability to meet and maintain Town insurability requirements
• Must qualify to operate a firearm
• Must be 18 years of age
• May be required to attain and maintain other certifications as related to assignment