Police Officer (June 2023 Academy)

Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg Police Department

Salary
$50,003.20 Annually

Closing
3/8/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

Description
Police Officers perform responsible protective service work involving a variety of general or support duty police assignments, by performing the following duties. Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.

* ADDITIONAL $5,000 BONUS GIVEN UPON POLICE ACADEMY GRADUATION*

Essential Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.

Essential Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.

  • On assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle to observe violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order;
  • Responds to dispatched calls such as domestic situations, alarm, advice calls, etc.;
  • Enforces local and state laws and issue summonses for parking and traffic violations;
  • Works radar and conducts traffic checks;
  • Interviews suspects, witnesses and victims regarding crime reported and completes detailed incident reports;
  • Obtains and serves warrants, make arrests and testifies in court;
  • Maintains various types of records and files such as personal court appearances;
  • Conducts crime scene searches, collects and preserves evidence, and submits lab reports;
  • Investigates and reports traffic accidents and directs traffic when necessary;
  • Assists with criminal investigations, conducts stakeouts, presents evidence, interviews victims and witnesses, performs property and evidence duties;

Minimum Education and Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED required.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be 21 years of age by graduation from the police academy
**Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for certification pay**

Additional Requirements

Possession of valid Driver’s License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City criteria;