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Police Officer I

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$53,266 + depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:12/29/2017

 DUTIES:  

  • Patrols areas of the town; prevents and discovers commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders; enforces traffic laws
  • responds to calls for service and complaints from citizens involving accidents, misdemeanors and felonies
  • conducts accident and criminal investigation; gathers evidence; interviews suspects and witnesses; writes reports; makes arrests as required; renders credible information as witness in court and other related police duties.

Position is considered “essential personnel”; defined as staff who are required to report to their designated work location during weather related or other emergencies, even when town offices are closed or normal operations are suspended

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and 21 years of age at date of appointment; high school diploma or equivalent
  • must possess valid Virginia driver’s license with a good record upon hire
  • must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; be of character and reputation to pass extensive background investigation
  • Current Virginia law enforcement officer certification preferred 
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish desirable
    Must be willing to sign a condition of employment agreement which precludes smoking on or off duty.

 HOURS:  

  • Varies, 80 hours per two week pay period

 PROCESS

  •  Written examination, initial interview, physical agility test, background investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and oral board. The polygraph will cover the following areas: illegal drug use, undetected crime, and other areas regarding personal history

 REAPPLICATION: If not appointed, you are eligible to reapply one year after initial test date.

 LOCATION:

  • Herndon Police Station, 397 Herndon Parkway


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