Police Officer II

Fairfax, VA
Fairfax County Police Department

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) is looking for individuals with a minimum of three years of law enforcement experience at the rank of Police Officer II or its equivalent and are currently Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certified, to join our team to provide law enforcement and public safety services to the community in Fairfax County.


$57,236.82 – $93,232.67 Annually


12/30/2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


  • Patrols an assigned area by car or foot to maintain law and order.
  • Responds to emergencies as directed by mobile display terminal, radio, or telephone;
  • Uses radio and computer-aided dispatch equipment.
  • Takes appropriate action in emergency situations in accordance with the Department's Standard Operating Procedures and training.
  • Investigates unusual or suspicious conditions, traffic crashes, or incidents.
  • Responds to various types of alarms.
  • Makes arrests and maintains custody of those arrested.
  • Interviews suspects.
  • Gives testimony in court on actions taken during arrests and investigations in criminal matters.
  • Prepares reports on investigations, offenses, arrests, and activities using computer-based programs.
  • Administers first aid to injured persons and other employees as a first responder.
  • Investigates a wide variety of criminal offenses, including larceny, auto theft, and fraud.
  • Responds to crime scenes, accident scenes and other traumatic events that involve death or serious physical injury.
  • Responds to and participates in investigations of serious crimes; acts as evidence collector/technician; fully investigates crimes not forwarded to a detective.
  • Identifies and preserves evidence at minor crime scenes.
  • Identifies and secures major crime scenes and maintains crime scene logs.
  • As assigned, participates in specialized vice and alcoholic beverage violation investigations and raids, ascertains information or secures evidence for the arrest of suspects, and searches for and apprehends criminal offenders.
  • Trains newly sworn officers in the daily performance of their duties.
  • Maintains training records of newly sworn officers and completes daily activity evaluation reports electronically.
  • Performs public relations duties such as instructing citizens in crime prevention and personal safety techniques, and attends community events.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with residents and businesses located in their assigned Police Service Area.
  • Transports mental health clients to mental health facilities for treatment.

Experience requirements:

  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
  • 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.
  • Successful completion of Incident Command System 100.
  • Successful completion of Incident Command System 700.

Desired Skills:

  • Performs the full range of police patrol duties.
  • Trains/leads entry-level police officers.
  • Performs specialized duties in the area of criminal investigation.
  • Acts to enforce criminal laws, traffic regulations and maintain public order.
  • Patrol designated area utilizing police vehicles.
  • Investigates unusual or suspicious conditions, traffic crashes, or incidents.
  • 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¬†and be truthful at all times.


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus two years of experience as a Fairfax County Police Officer I or three years of equivalent external law enforcement experience at the Police Officer II rank.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Current law enforcement officer certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
  • At least three years full-time experience as a sworn law enforcement officer at the rank of Police Officer II or equivalent.
  • 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.


  • Associate or higher degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Prior law enforcement or military experience.
  • Professional working proficiency, or higher, in a foreign language or American Sign Language. Proficiency level to be evaluated.