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Patrol Officer

Location: Smithfield, VA


Smithfield Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The Smithfield Police Department is currently taking applications for Patrol Officer.

They are seeking Police Officer applicants who can accept responsibility, act independently, and be dedicated to serving the citizens of Smithfield as the department continues to place an emphasis on community-oriented policing. Patrol Officers are responsible for patrolling and responding to calls for service, traffic enforcement, and enforcing state and local laws.

Salary & Benefits
$35,827 to $55,532 depending on qualifications with excellent benefits including:  Take home car, Virginia State Retirement (LEOS), Health and Dental Care Coverage with dependent options, Life Insurance coverage with dependent options, supplemental coverage options through AFLAC, as well as paid vacation, sick and holiday time.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, DCJS BLE Certification is preferred, must possess a high school diploma or GED, a valid Virginia driver's license, and must have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.

Ideal candidates will have completed college level course work in Criminal Justice or a related field.

Selected individuals will be required to undergo a comprehensive background investigation, including drug/alcohol testing, a polygraph examination conducted by a qualified polygraph examiner, and medical examination conducted by a licensed physician.

Individuals who have tattoos of any kind that are visible while wearing the official uniform of the Smithfield Police Department (i.e. forearms, legs, hands, neck or face) are not eligible for consideration.  The parameters of this restriction include tattoos on the forearms and/or legs that cannot be completely covered by long sleeve uniform and pants while on duty.

How to Apply

Applications may be picked up Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 310 Institute Street, Smithfield, Virginia or can be downloaded from

Position will be OPEN UNTIL FILLED. There will be a testing session on Friday, March 16, 2018. The application deadline in order to be eligible for that session is close of business, March 12, 2018.

More Information

The Town of Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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