Senior Police Officer

South Boston, VA
South Boston Police Department

Salary: $47,380 – $56,650.

Position Summary:

Performs basic protective service work enforcing local and state laws and ordinances and related work as required.
Work is performed under the moderate supervision of Police Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates patrol vehicle or specialized police equipment or walks to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses to obtain additional information regarding crime, accident, violation, etc.
  • Investigates crimes; collects evidence; conducts searches.
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; serves warrants, summons, etc.; completes
    arrest records; investigates licenses.
  • Enforces traffic laws; investigates accidents; issues traffic citations; monitors school traffic zone.
  • Provides police escorts and security at public events; directs traffic; performs residential and commercial security checks; assists distressed motorists.
  • Makes arrests and testifies in court; prepares incident and various special reports.
  • Responds to and investigates domestic disputes; assists other law enforcement agencies when assigned.
  • Conducts vehicle and equipment inspections.
  • Attends and participates in training and career development.
  • Transports and handles special needs individuals.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • High School diploma or GED and considerable experience performing law enforcement duties or equivalent
    combination of education and experience.
  • A valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license. Department of Criminal Justice Certification. Completion of Staff Officer written and oral examination. A valid Commonwealth of Virginia Breath Alcohol Operator License.