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Police Officer I

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$57,364 - 76,094 depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:04/07/2020


The Town of Herndon is accepting

VA certified police candidates only, at this time!



  • 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


  • 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.


  • Varies, 80 hours per two week pay period


  •  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.


  • Herndon Police Station, 397 Herndon Parkway

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