Police Officer I
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs responsible protective service work in the police department; does related work as required.The work involves an element of personal danger. Work is performed under regular supervision.
On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; serves warrants and make arrests; Testifies in court; Provides police escorts; Directs traffic; Performs special assignment of booking or desk officer; Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; Assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases; May be assigned to Police Academy as Instructor; Prepares detailed reports.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the County and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to develop skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; possession of physical agility and endurance.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Graduation from a community college in social science or police science is desirable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Must be age 21 upon completion of the Academy
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Possession of a valid motor vehicles operator's license
- Must pass a background investigation and polygraph examination
- Must possess physical agility and endurance
Are you looking for a position that will allow you to make a difference in the community? Prince William County Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of police officer. Join a progressive department, close to home, with great benefits and a competitive salary! Prince William County Police Officers enjoy a paid VRS retirement, permanent, non-rotating shifts on patrol and paid Academy training.
Please visit our website at www.joinpwcpd.org for additional information on the Prince William County Police Department and to apply online.
Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:25:37 PDT