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Police Officer I

Location: Prince William, VA


Prince William County Police Department


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

Prince William County Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer I.  Applicants must have 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 skills in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Pay: $47,777.60-$81,099.20
  • Permanent, non-rotating work schedule
  • Retention bonus
  • 5% Spanish-language stipend
  • Uniforms and equipment provided
  • Take-home vehicle program
  • Exceptional benefits package
  • Paid retirement
  • Pay incentives for certified officers, military police and college graduates
  • Nationally accredited law enforcement agency
  • SWAT, K9, Motorcycle, Scuba, Mounted Patrol, Vice/Narcotics, plus other advanced units


Minimum Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen       
  • 21 yrs. old upon completion of academy   
  • H. S. diploma or equivalent   
  • Valid Driver’s License    
  • Complete physical fitness requirements  
  • Hearing meets medical standards
  • No felony convictions or serious misdemeanors
  • Willing to sign a pre-employment agreement not to use any tobacco product(s) during employment on or off duty
  • Vision correctable to 20/40 in worst eye and 20/20 in the best eye

Fitness Minimum Requirements

  • 1.5 miles in 15:55 (minutes:seconds)
  • Bench press 71% of body weight
  • 19 push-ups per minute
  • 28 sit-ups per minute
  • 300 meter sprint in 73 seconds
  • 13 inch vertical jumps from a standing position

How to Apply

Application Process

  • Online application
  • Polygraph examination
  • Police ride-a-long
  • Written examination
  • Background interview/investigation
  • Interview with the Chief of Police
  • Conditional offer of employment
  • Medical/physical examination
  • Pre-Screening interview
  • Written/oral psychological examination

The Prince William County Police Department accepts online applications via NEOGOV for sworn positions, the county’s online applicant portal.

Please visit Police Officer I Advertisement & Application to create a NEOGOV account and apply for our current Police Department vacancies.