Police Officer I

Chantilly, VA
Fairfax County Police Department

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is looking for individuals to join our team to provide law enforcement and public safety services to the community in Fairfax County.

$53,172.08 – $86,613.70 Annually


• Acts to enforce criminal laws, traffic regulations and maintain public order.
• Patrol designated area utilizing police vehicles.
• Conducts criminal and vehicle accident investigations.
• Effects arrests and testifies in court.
• Knowledge of modern methods and practices of criminal investigation and identification.
• Knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of the geography of the county.
• Skilled in the use of firearms.
• Ability to effectively communicate with persons of all ages and walks of life.
• Ability to remember names, faces, and details.
• Ability to comprehend and execute complex oral and written directions.
• Ability to exercise good judgment in stressful situations.
• Good physical condition.
• Keen sense of observation.
• Ability to maintain a high level of ethical standards.
• Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity at all times.


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education. Successful completion of police recruit training. Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license at the time of appointment. By the end of the probationary period, must obtain the following: Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Certification in the Virginia Crime Information Network (VCIN); Certification in firearms proficiency.

• Must be a citizen of the United States;
• Must be 20 years old, or within 180 days of 21 st birthday at the time of application, or currently a Police Cadet and within 180 days of 21 st birthday;
• Must successfully complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, a psychological examination, and a physical ability test prior to appointment;
• Applicants selected must be able to obtain a Class A medical rating in the assigned medical group prior to starting work; Must be able to perform essential job functions (reasonable accommodation may be made on a case-by-case basis);
• Must have never committed, been involved in, or been convicted of, a felony or serious misdemeanor;
• Must be of good character and reputation;
• Incumbents shall not use any tobacco products on and off duty starting at the time of appointment. The incumbent must be willing to sign a Condition of Employment Agreement acknowledging the prohibition of the use of tobacco products both on and off duty.

Subsequent to a conditional job offer, applicants must complete a comprehensive medical examination, including drug testing and a vision standard not worse than 20/200, provided there have been at least three months of success wearing soft contact lenses. Must be able to perform essential job functions (reasonable accommodation may be made on a case-by-case basis).

• Associate or higher degree in law enforcement, public administration or related field from an accredited university or college.
• Prior law enforcement or military experience.
• Current law enforcement officer certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• Professional working proficiency, or higher, in a foreign language or American Sign Language. Proficiency level to be evaluated.