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Police Officer

Are you looking for something new in your police career? Do you enjoy performing challenging and rewarding work upholding the law to help keep the community safe? Along with answering emergency calls, our Officer’s diligently patrol the area, focus on crime prevention, and build positive relationships within the community that strongly supports their efforts.

Are you ready to Be the Difference? If so, the City of Winchester and the Winchester Police Department invites you to come join our team!  The City of Winchester offers a quality school system, a historic yet modern cityscape with affordable housing, and a strong community connection.  The City government has an outstanding strategic plan that includes goals and objectives, a clear vision, and a culture of collaboration.  We are currently recruiting for Virginia Certified Police Officers.

  • Have an empathetic, positive, and caring attitude 
  • Are committed to making a difference 
  • Enjoy collaborating with a team 
  • Are able to use good judgment and problem solve
  • Are an active listener 
  • Possess and demonstrate integrity
Duties, Responsibilities, Miscellaneous Information


  • On an assigned shift, operates a police vehicle, bicycle, or walks to observe for criminal and traffic violations;
  • Looks for suspicious activities and checks on suspicious persons;
  • Checks on disturbance of law and order and arrests suspects who violate the law;
  • Writes and reports incidents;
  • Responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints;
  • Serves warrants and testifies in court;
  • Reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities;
  • Assists in criminal investigations along with presenting evidence in court;
  • Assists in interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, records and issues evidence in court cases;
  • Maintains a physical presence at events to prevent behavioral problems; and
  • Assists in preparing detailed reports.



Candidates interested in this role must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED), be certified by the State, certify in the operation of certain equipment as required by the justice system, possess a valid appropriate driver's license, and live or be willing to move within a 50 mile radius of Winchester. Other qualifications include the ability to read laws and policies, write incident reports and other documents using proper grammar, punctuation and spelling, and the ability to speak effectively using correct English.  Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures, the geography of the City and locations of important landmarks/buildings. Successful candidates must also have the ability to pass an annual physical examination and physical ability assessment.

To Apply: Submit an application through the City of Winchester's website at https://www.winchesterva.gov 


NOTE:  This classification specification is not intended to be all-inclusive.  An employee will also perform other reasonably-related job responsibilities as assigned and required by management.  City of Winchester reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This classification specification does not constitute a written contract of employment.

Position: Police Officer
Organization: City of Winchester
Location: Winchester,  VA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/12/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 5/27/2021
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Organization Information
City of Winchester

Winchester,  VA 22601
United States
Golda Albert