Police Officer I
Occupational Category: Law Enforcement
Are you looking for a position that will allow you to make a difference in the community? Prince William County Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer. Join a progressive department, close to home, with great benefits and a competitive salary! Prince William County Police Officers enjoy a paid VRS retirement, permanent, non-rotating shifts on patrol and paid Academy training.
Please visit our website at www.police.pwcgov.org for additional information on the Prince William County Police Department.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs responsible protective service work in the police department; does related work as required.The work involves an element of personal danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.
- On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order.
- Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints.
- Serves warrants and make arrests.
- Testifies in court.
- Provides police escorts.
- Directs traffic.
- Performs special assignment of booking or desk officer.
- Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities.
- Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases.
- May be assigned to Police Academy as Instructor; Prepares detailed reports.
- Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures.
- Some knowledge of the geography of the County and location of important 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.
Education and Experience
- Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
- Graduation from a community college in social science or police science is desirable.
- Minimum Qualifications: Must be age 21 upon completion of the Academy, Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
- Possession of a valid motor vehicles operator's license.
- Must pass a background investigation and polygraph examination.
- Must possess physical agility and endurance.