Police Officer I

Winchester, VA
Winchester Police Department

Salary: $48,776.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 2/29/2024.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates a police vehicle, bicycle, or walks to observe for criminal and traffic violations;
  • Looks for suspicious activities and checks on suspicious persons;
  • Checks on disturbance of law and order and arrests suspects who violate the law;
  • Writes and reports incidents;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Serves warrants and testifies in court;
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;
  • Assists in criminal investigations along with presenting evidence in court;
  • Assists in interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, records and issues evidence in court cases;
  • Maintains a physical presence at events to prevent behavioral problems; and
  • Assists in preparing detailed reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • To be a certified police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia within twelve (12) months of the date of appointment as a law enforcement officer, and possession of a valid Virginia driver’s license. To certify in the operation of certain equipment as required by the justice system.
  • Some knowledge of police methods, practices, and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of the geography of the City and locations of important land marks and buildings.
  • General knowledge of the rules and regulations of the police department.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Ability to develop skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles.
  • Possession of physical agility and endurance.