Police Officer I

Manassas, VA
Prince William County Police Department
Salary: $45,884.80-$77,916.80

Department: POLICE – OFFICER APPLICATIONS

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.

Educational requirements:

  • 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.

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:

  • Must be age 21 upon completion of the Academy, must be a U.S. citizen, must be a high school graduate or equivalent.