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Police Officer I

Woodbridge, VA
Prince William County Police Department
Salary: $48,256.00-$81,910.40

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement

Introduction

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Desired Skills:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

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.

Special Requirements

  • 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.