Police Officer I

Blacksburg, VA
Blacksburg Police Department

In execution of a Basic Law Enforcement Certification, performs police and law enforcement work involving a variety of general police assignments, enforcing laws, investigating criminal activity, ensuring safety of public, collecting evidence, testifying in court, maintaining files and records, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Police Sergeant.



$39,953.00 – $43,948.00 Annually


10/29/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


• Operates a patrol vehicle safely, in emergency and non emergency modes, or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
• Responds to radio calls, assignments and complaints; issues traffic citations; serves warrants, summons, etc.
• Makes arrests, completes arrest records and testifies in court.
• Operates in car computer and related software.
• Prepares detailed reports, forms and correspondence on activities, assignments and complaint reports.
• Provides police escorts, directs traffic; performs residential and commercial checks.
• Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain necessary information regarding crime, accident, violation, etc.
• Investigate crimes, collects evidence; conducts searches; investigates traffic accidents.
• Assists other law enforcement agencies when requested or assigned.
• Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs.

Desired Skills:

• General knowledge of law enforcement methods, practices and procedures;
• Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department;
• Knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of important
• buildings;
• Skill in the use of firearms and the operation of an automobile; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
• Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
• Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with associates, other public safety agencies and the general public.


Possession of Basic Law Enforcement Certification
May be required to possess other specialized law enforcement certifications depending on departmental requirements and DCJS standards.
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as satisfactory driving record and no criminal history.