Police Officer (Officer Lateral)

Purcellville, VA
Purcellville Police Department

SALARY RANGE: $57,035.02-$86,090.59

General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work investigating criminal activity and enforcing laws to ensure
safety of public, collecting evidence, testifying in court, preparing and maintaining financial records and
reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of
the Police Sergeant.

Essential Functions

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious
    activities, or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and 9-1-1 calls; answers calls and complaints.
  • Conducts traffic stops and enforcement; monitors and checks public and private property for signs of
    criminal or hazardous activity; analyzes traffic and community problems.
  • Conducts criminal investigations including traffic crashes; provides follow-up on cases; writes and serves
    warrants; collects and processes evidence; conducts interviews.
  • Prepares for court; testifies as required.
  • Performs administrative duties including preparing detailed reports on activities and assignments;
    communicates via emails as needed.
  • Engages in community policing; contacts shop owners; builds and maintains community relations.
  • Participates in a variety of in-service and special training programs; maintains certifications including
    weapons qualifications.

Education and Experience
High School diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.