Police Officer I
Salary: $48,776.00 Annually.
Closing Date: 2/29/2024.
- 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.