Police Officer I – Certified
WEST POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT,
located within the Town of West Point, Virginia, is seeking
for theposition of
Police Officer I
Applicants must be 21 years of age.
Virginia DCJS Law Enforcement Certification required
; criminal background and DMV history required. Physicalexamination to include a drug screen, polygraph examination, and a psychological evaluation will also be required. P
osition is permanent and full-time while working during a probationary period. Position may be a night shiftposition.
Full benefits package
to also include the VRS Hazardous Duty Supplement.
Minimum Salary: $47189.00 DOQ/DOE
This job enforces local, state and federal laws. Protects lives and property through reactive and proactive activities, therebyprotecting and improving the quality of life within the community.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Patrols assigned area looking for suspicious activity, crimes and emergencies
Assesses the situation and takes appropriate action as necessary
Talks with community groups, residential and business organizations, and members of the public to developrelationships and to provide visible security to deter crime
Conducts property, business and welfare checks
Enforce state and local traffic laws and regulations
Responds to traffic accidents and writes reports as necessary in accordance with state and local laws
Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies to establish mutual assistance
Responds to domestic and non-domestic incidents
Responsible for making arrests, finger prints and transfer of subject to multiple locations
Collects and stores evidence in accordance with established policies and procedures
Assists in various phases of criminal investigations including interviewing witnesses, pursuing leads, apprehending andquestioning suspects
Works with Commonwealth Attorney to review facts and evidence; testifies in court
complete case files
sent to the Commonwealth Attorney
Patrols school functions and provides security at community events
Report hazards that endanger public safety to supervisor and appropriate departments
Responds to a variety of complaints and requests for assistance from the public and provides advice and assistance
Maintains police duty gear, weapons, vehicles and equipment to ensure proper working condition and cleanliness
Prepares and files written reports and associated paperwork as required in conjunction wi