What would a typical day on the job be like — what work would I do?
Want a rewarding career and while helping to protect your community? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Well, this is the perfect career opportunity for you!
As a Police Recruit, you will attend and successfully complete a Police Academy to learn the proper procedures and policies in law enforcement and crime prevention. There will be a time where you will have to study various activities requiring law enforcement intervention, such as, homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, property crimes, domestic violence, narcotics-related activities, crimes by and against juveniles, and other crimes. As a Police Recruit, you will also study guidelines to present court testimony and maintain associated case files! Maintaining case files will require you to become familiar with completing forms, preparing reports, and correspondence.
This job will require interactions with the public and ability to handle difficult situations. Police Recruits also play a part in various community events throughout the City! This is a rewarding career with the opportunity to serve and protect your community – come join us!
What are the qualifications for this position?
To qualify for this position, you would need a minimum of a high school or general diploma or a combination of education and training. Applicants must be 20 years of age at the time of the written test and 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
Applicants must pass an initial written test and physical agility. This job is considered an Essential Personnel position and will require you to work a variety of schedules 24/7. Shifts could include, nights, weekends, holidays, and during and following natural disasters and emergency situations.
Why should I work for the City of Newport News?
The City of Newport News is an organization committed to excellence in public service with strong communication and teamwork. As an established employer of choice in the Hampton Roads area, the City is also dedicated to maximizing employee potential. Join the City Newport News and embrace the City’s values of “Commitment, Caring, and Collaboration.”
Other stuff that’s good to know:
The City of Newport News offers a comprehensive benefits package to include a Virginia Retirement System defined benefit and defined contribution plan, medical, dental, vision, and a variety of wellness initiatives.