Police Sergeant

Poquoson, VA
Poquoson Police Department

Salary: $63,986 – $70,384.

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate protective service work serving as shift supervisor, responding to emergency police situations, driving or walking to observe illegal or suspicious activities, affecting arrests and maintaining law and order, providing assistance to the public; performing specialized and involved tasks, administrative duties including investigating complex incidents or crimes, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Lieutenant. Divisional supervision is exercised over Police Officers and Police Corporals.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers citizens’ calls for service; enforces State Criminal Code and Traffic Code of Virginia; conducts crime scene investigations including collection of evidence, taking fingerprints and photographs; interviews victims, witnesses, informants, and suspects; prepares reports on information collected.
  • Provides general public assistance to motorists and citizens in a variety of noncriminal situations. Assumes command at specials events, activities and situations when the Lieutenant is not available.
  • Responds to requests for assistance in a variety of situations including major crimes; investigates complaints, takes reports, issues summonses or makes arrests as appropriate. Conducts or assists in conducting investigations; conducts legal searches and surveillance’ confiscates property related to crimes.
  • Serves criminal warrants, and other court orders as required.
  • Trains, recruits and hires staff; assigns and supervises work; conducts performance appraisals; provides counseling in the development of staff.
  • Reviews case reports and performs case file management, warrant control, maintains and compiles statistics for productivity reports, monitors maintenance of equipment and vehicles; conducts monthly inspections of weapons, vehicles and specialized equipment.
  • Writes accurate and complete reports of calls for service. Prepares case files and testifies in court as needed.
  • Receives assignments for and or responds to calls involving particular types of criminal violations.
  • Provides training and guidance to new recruits.
  • Conducts and coordinates lineups, prepares computer composites.
  • Interviews victims, witness, informants, and suspects ensuring that the suspect’s rights are not violated.
  • Works closely with Child Protective Services in investigating crimes involving children.
  • Assists patrol officer’s investigations; processes all evidence collected by other departmental personnel.
  • Ensures all calls for service are answered and completed within a timely manner.
  • Investigates areas of crime and observes activities and properties to prevent and detect criminal activity.


  • High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in law enforcement, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Virginia Law Enforcement Certification.
  • Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.