Police Officer (Uncertified)
TOWN OF ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENT, VIRGINIA is currently accepting applications for Police Officer (Uncertified). We will also gladly consider individuals who are currently certified by DCJS and looking for a change of pace and scenery. NOTE: Candidates that do not possess DCJS certification as a Law Enforcement Officer at the time of hire will be required to sign a two-year Cost of Training contract.
The Town of Orange offers an excellent benefit package with health, dental and vision insurance; prime working conditions; and a competitive salary. The Town of Orange also provides the VRS Hazardous Duty Retirement supplement (“LEOS”) with 1.85% multiplier to Police Officers.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under general supervision of a department supervisor, employees in this class perform general law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace and order; to protect lives, property and rights of the public, and to enforce the laws, and to diminish crime and provide a safe environment in the Town of Orange. Work involves patrolling of Town to deter crime or apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responding to calls for law enforcement assistance and gathering information for criminal investigations. The employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement work. Performs related work as required. Reports directly to the Police Sergeant or Corporal.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Reduces the commission of crimes and maintains law enforcement by deterrence through high visibility patrol throughout the Town. Apprehends and/or arrests persons who violate statutory law and/or municipal ordinances.
- Monitors radio calls; communicates with radio dispatcher and responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement, and domestic or public disputes. Inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments.
- Secures crime scenes.
- Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; performs searches of people, vehicles and buildings; prepares investigative reports of findings, facts and related information; makes arrests and processes arrested suspects. Detects and collects evidence and substances that provide the basis for probable cause for criminal acts; and testifies in court.
- Enforces traffic laws and regulations. Detects traffic violators; performs traffic accident investigations and makes reports. Facilitates the movement of traffic and pedestrians around accidents, disabled traffic control devices or heavily congested areas. Assists disabled motorists. Directs traffic for funerals and other public gatherings.
- Performs rescue functions at accidents, emergency scenes and disaster areas.
- Serves criminal warrants and search warrants.
- Completes and/or reviews paperwork documenting shift activities, offenses and incidents, victim and suspect statements and other related information.
- Assists other law enforcement personnel and agencies.
- Transports prisoners.
- Participates in a variety of law enforcement training and maintains certifications; and may train other personnel on radar, firearms, chemical agents, etc.
- Engages in public relations and community service activities and events to promote a positive image for the Department and to build cooperative and collaborative relationships with the community.
- May be called in when off duty, if the need for additional department personnel exists.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
- Maintains equipment and work area.
- Completes miscellaneous paperwork, time sheets, etc.
- Performs related duties as required.
How to Apply
Please submit an application to the Town of Orange Police Department, 249 Blue Ridge Dr, Orange, Virginia 22960.
Town Employment applications are available for print out on the Town’s website at www.townoforangeva.org
. Applications downloaded from the website will also require that applicant fill out release of information form before hiring process can continue.
Positions are open until filled. For inquiries, you may e-mail Lieutenant Kiline Madison
or phone at 540-672-1491.
Only applications chosen for an interview will be acknowledged. EOE.