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Patrol Officer
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
  • 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 perform boat patrolling duties on adjacent waterways.
  • Must serve on an on-call basis 24 hours a day as assigned.
  • Maintains equipment and work area.
  • Completes miscellaneous paperwork, time sheets, etc.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Position: Patrol Officer
Organization: Town of Smithfield
Location: Smithfield,  VA 
United States
Salary: $40,728
Posting Start Date: 10/9/2020
Date Posted: 10/9/2020
Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of work and training preferred
  • Graduation from law enforcement academy is preferred for hire.  BLE Certification is required in order to perform essential functions.
  • Must possess the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear reports
  • Must possess the ability to deal professionally, courteously and fairly with the public
  • Must possess the ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances
  • Must possess the ability to become skilled in the use of firearms and the operation of police vehicles;
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to serve on an on-call basis 24 hours per day as assigned
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Must have no felony or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.
Selected candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation including a polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, and drug screen.

A Town of Smithfield employment application is required and may be found online at www.smithfieldva.gov. 
 
Status: This listing expires on: 11/8/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
Town of Smithfield
Address:


Smithfield,  VA 23430
United States
Email:
Phone:
(757) 365-4200
Fax:
Contact:
Ashley Rogers