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Police Officer

Location: Galax, VA


Galax Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

The Galax Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Duties include: operating a police vehicle on rotating shifts to observe violations of the Code of Virginia and Ordinances of the City of Galax, respond to call(s) for service and complaints, conducts criminal investigations, and arrest and process persons arrested.

The City of Galax offers a competitive salary and benefit package.


Minimum qualifications: 21 years of age, U.S. citizenship, possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. Five years’ experience as a certified police officer in Virginia preferred.  Applicants must have completed high school or equivalent, a college degree is desired.  A demonstrated Spanish fluency is desired.

Selected applicants are required to participate and successfully complete a written aptitude test, physical agility test, personality profile, and will be subject to a comprehensive background investigation. If not certified, the successful applicant must successfully obtain certification as a Virginia Police Officer within twelve (12) months of the hire date.

How to Apply

Application and complete job description are available at 111 E. Grayson St. or online at

Submit the completed application and release form to:

Judy Bolt, Human Resources Director
City of Galax
111 E. Grayson Street
Galax VA 24333

or email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The position is open until filled.

The City of Galax is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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