Police Officer (Non-Certified)

City of Colonial Heights, VA
Colonial Heights Police Department

Salary: $54,000.00 Annually.

Essential Functions:

• Enforces the law, criminal investigations, traffic regulation and control.
• Provides emergency and other services.
• Responds to and investigates criminal activity.
• Performs patrol duties.
• Responds to calls for service.
• Serves warrants and assists in civil matters.
• Develops, distributes, and files reports.
• Operates electronic equipment in the enforcement of traffic laws.
• Testifies in court.
• Addresses public inquiries.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Be a citizen of the United States of America (VA Code 15.2-1705 section i).
• Be at least 21 years of age.
• Graduated from an accredited high school or GED certificate; college coursework in criminal justice or police science is desirable but not required.
• Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Virginia operators license.
• In good physical condition as determined by a physician.
• Have corrected vision of 20/20 or better in each eye.
• Of good character and reputation.
• Have not been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia (VA Code 15.2-1705 section vii).
• Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening (VA Code 15.2-1705 section viii).
• Successfully pass all phases of our police selection process, which will include a written examination, physical agility test, extensive background investigation, polygraph examination, psychological screening, medical and drug screening.
• If not already a Virginia Certified Police Officer, ability to successfully complete a department approved Law Enforcement Academy and obtain appropriate public safety certifications within a specified period of time.