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Police Officer 1
WEST POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT, located within the Town of West Point, Virginia, is seeking applicants for the position of Police Officer I.

Applicants must be 21years of age; Virginia DCJS certification required; criminal background and DMV history required. Physical examination to include a drug screen and polygraph examination and a psychological evaluation will also be required. 

Position is permanent and full-time while working during a probationary period.  Position may be a night shift position.
Full benefits package to also include the VRS/LEO enhanced benefit.

The typical annual starting salary range for the position is:
$37336.93 to $40000.00, depending on experience.
Position: Police Officer 1
Organization: TOWN OF WEST POINT
Location: WEST POINT,  VA 
United States
Salary: $37336.93 to $40000.00, DOE
Posting Start Date: 2/5/2021
Date Posted: 2/5/2021
  • Patrols assigned area, either by foot or vehicle, looking for anything unusual or out of place and for crimes, emergencies or violations in progress
  • Assesses the situation and takes appropriate action at the scene of a crime, emergency, or incident when discovered during patrol or when dispatched to the scene
  • Uses two-way radio to interact with dispatchers to receive or report information
  • Talks with community groups, residential and business organizations, and members of the public to develop relationships and to provide visible security to deter crime
  • Conducts property checks and welfare checks (for example, of elderly residents)
  • Maintains traffic flow and pedestrian safety by enforcing state and local traffic laws and regulations
  • Investigates traffic accidents
  • Cooperates with other law enforcement agencies to foster better communication and establish mutual assistance
  • Intervenes in fights and family disputes
  • Makes arrests
  • Books and checks prisoners
  • Collects, packs, and stores evidence in accordance with established evidence handling procedures; may send evidence to State Police Crime Lab for analysis
  • Assists in various phases of criminal investigations including interviewing witnesses, pursuing leads, and apprehending and questioning suspects
  • Works with Commonwealth Attorney to review facts and evidence; testifies in court
  • Patrols school functions and provides security at community events
  • Report hazards that endanger public safety to appropriate departments or agencies
  • Responds to a variety of complaints and requests for assistance from the public and provides advice and assistance; may refer people to other agencies ( for example, rescue, criminal or civil court, juvenile authorities, public works, social services, animal control, game warden)
  • Maintains police duty gear, weapons, vehicles and equipment to ensure proper working condition
  • Prepares and files written reports and associated paperwork as required in conjunction with these tasks
Status: This listing expires on: 3/7/2021
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Organization Information
PO Box 152
802 Main Street
United States
(804) 843-2512
(804) 843-4364
Donna L. Pauley