The Colonial Beach Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer, full time. Candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation, including a pre-employment medical exam. Candidates may be subject to a physical agility test. Candidates must meet the minimum employment criteria set forth in Virginia Code §15.2-1705 and be committed to the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and accountability. The Town of Colonial Beach sits on the southern bank of the Potomac River and is a small community in Virginia’s picturesque Northern Neck. The town has a year-round population of approximately 3,700 but doubles and triples during the summer months, especially on holiday weekends and during festival weekends which take place yearly, from May to October.
Perform general law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace and order; to protect lives, property and rights of the public, and to enforce the laws, and to diminish crime and provide a safe environment in the Town of Colonial Beach. Work involves patrolling of the Town to deter crime or apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responding to calls for law enforcement assistance and gathering information for criminal investigations. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Performs related work as required.
· Reduces the commission of crimes and maintains law enforcement by deterrence through high visibility patrol throughout the Town. Apprehends and/or arrests persons who violate statutory law and/or municipal ordinances.
· Monitors radio calls. Communicates with radio dispatcher and responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement, and domestic or public disputes. Inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments.
· Secures crime scenes.
· Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects; performs searches of people, vehicles and buildings; prepares investigative reports of findings, facts and related information; makes arrests and processes arrested suspects. Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the basis for probable cause for criminal acts; and testifies in court.
· Enforces traffic laws and regulations. Detects traffic violators; performs traffic accident investigations and makes reports. Facilitates the movement of traffic and pe