Police Officer I

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

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.

Salary $48,256.00 – $81,910.40 Annually


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.

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.