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Police Officer

Location: Altavista, VA


Altavista Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

This position is performed under immediate supervision. Applicants must be highly motivated, qualified individuals interested in helping the police department accomplish its mission of safeguarding the lives and property of its citizens by proactively building and strengthening community relationships.

This position involves a variety of functions relating to operations of the police department including but not limited to: exercise considerable independent judgment at all times, react quickly and effectively to stressful situations, carry out oral and written instructions, work with people in a polite, courteous and firm manner, work varied shifts.

Complete job description can be obtained from Jo Ann Myers at Town Hall.

Salary Range
$37,106.16 - $54,163.20


A U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree (G.E.D.), possess a valid Virginia’s Driver’s License, able to bend, stoop and lift items weighing 25 lbs and occasional lifting of items weighing 50 pounds or more.

Certified Police Officer is desired; trainees will be considered. Applicants must be knowledgeable of and practice safe work habits.

How to Apply

Applicants must successfully complete an oral review board and thorough background check that includes a drug screen, credit history check, physical and psychological examination as well as driver’s license check and criminal history all in accordance with the minimum standards set forth in Virginia State Code 15.2-1705. (Not a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.)

Candidates may apply by completing a Town employment application and submitting it to:

Town of Altavista
P. O. Box 420
Altavista, VA 24517
(434) 369-5001

More Information

The Town of Altavista is an equal opportunity employer. The Town of Altavista does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

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