Police Officer Recruit / Uncertified
Bluefield Virginia Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
To be considered for this position an initial application must be submitted by mail, email, or delivered in person. Applications can be picked up at the Bluefield Virginia Police Department located at 112 Huffard Drive Bluefield Virginia 24605 or downloaded at:
Please see below for preliminary qualifications, pay, and benefits.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be 21 years of age.
Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree Certificate (G.E.D.)
Must possess valid driver’s license.
20/30 vision or correctable to 20/30 in each eye.
Pass a physical readiness test consisting of the Law Fit Challenge Course, as well as complete a 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less.
Pass a criminal history check and background investigation.
Pass a written examination, polygraph, and psychological examination.
Pass physician physical and drug screen.
Good driving record.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence clearly and concisely.
Ability to work varied shifts.
A high moral standard is required of all officer applicants; a conviction for any felony is grounds for disqualification.
Successful applicants must attend the police academy for 20 weeks of basic law enforcement officer training.
Minimum base pay is $28,000.00 for uncertified recruits; increased to $31,000.00 after successful completion of the basic law enforcement academy. Current Virginia certified law enforcement officer minimum base pay is $31,000.00 and up depending on experience and education. In addition we offer $2000.00 per year physical fitness bonus for successfully completing bi-annual department physical fitness testing.
Virginia Law Enforcement certification and / or experience preferred but not mandatory.
Some of our benefits:
12 hour shifts, every other weekend off, officers work an average of 15 days monthly 15 days off.
Paid overtime for court and shift overages, many overtime opportunities available.
College tuition assistance.
Take home vehicle within 15 mile radius.
BlueCross / BlueShield health insurance including dental and eye coverage.
Numerous training and career advancement opportunities available.
Excellent equipment and facilities.
$2000.00 per year physical fitness bonus for successfully completing bi-annual department physical fitness testing.
Virginia Retirement System state retirement.
Full Retirement benefits as early as age 50 with 20 years of service, full retirement after 25 years of service otherwise.
Bluefield Police Department participates in LEOS (Law Enforcement Officer Supplement) which pays you $1132.00 (current supplement) per month at retirement in addition to your full retirement benefits. The LEOS supplement continues until you are eligible for social security retirement benefits.
Employees are also eligible to contribute to 457 deferred compensation plan to receive additional retirement benefits.