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Police Sergeant

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$65,989 - 105,000 depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:01/23/2020


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Under general direction, the purpose of this position is to perform supervisory and general law enforcement work.  Assignments involve responsibility for the command, coordination and direct supervision of a corporal and subordinate officers, assigned to a shift engaged in general duty law enforcement.  Work involves supervising the orchestration of preliminary and follow-up criminal investigations; administrative duties including planning and scheduling and acting as public relations liaison among various members of law enforcement and the public as needed.  Duties require seasoned judgement and leadership in the command of subordinates under normal and emergency situations.  Work is performed with considerable independence and in accordance with applicable laws, municipal ordinances and town administrative regulations, under the general supervision of a superior officer.


  • Supervises police officers on an assigned shift; conducts briefings to provide staff with information needed to perform their job; conducts roll call; assigns daily duty activities; provides direction and guidance, as needed; reviews and approves officers’ work, including notes and reports prepared for shift activities, offenses and incidents, victim and suspect statements, and other related information
  • Evaluates performance of police officers and dispatchers on assigned shift; writes detailed interim and annual performance evaluations; works with staff to resolve personnel issues; investigates staff on-the-job personal injuries; and ensures subordinates comply with town and department policies, procedures and standards
  • Performs a variety of administrative duties associated with supervising a shift, including but not limited to: preparing reports, documenting incidents and maintaining records
  • Deters and detects the commission of crimes and maintains law enforcement by patrolling throughout the town streets and neighborhoods in a police vehicle, police motorcycle, police bicycle and on foot; apprehends and if required arrests persons who violate statutory law and municipal ordinances
  • Monitors radio calls and tracks personnel; communicates with radio dispatchers and responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement and domestic or public disputes; inspects troublesome areas and checks security of town business establishments
  • Secures crime scenes as required
  • Performs rescue functions at accident, emergency and disaster scenes
  • Gathers information for criminal investigations; collects and secures evidence; testifies in court; enforces traffic laws
  • Engages in public relations and community service activities and events to promote a positive image for the town and the police department; builds cooperative and collaborative relationships with the community
  • Handles citizen complaints
  • Participates in departmental training; maintains physical fitness; attends police academy classes and seminars as required; develops and conducts force training; assesses department training needs
  • Performs other duties as required

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.


  • Associates Degree required
  • Virginia DCJS law enforcement certification
  • Minimum five years’ employment as a Herndon police officer, including two years’ as a Herndon police corporal OR five years’ experience at an equivalent supervisory rank in a Virginia law enforcement agency with primary law enforcement responsibility
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with acceptable record


  • Varies based on internal position, needs and shift assigned


  • Herndon Police Department, 397 Herndon Parkway


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