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Police Officer
Job Description/Responsibilities
The Buena Vista Police Department is seeking applicants interested in a rewarding career in professional law enforcement. Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances pursuant to the City, State, and Federal Governments, as well as providing assistance to the public. Officers are subjected to hazardous and life threatening situations and must maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.
Officers shall perform general duty police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances of the City and Commonwealth of Virginia. Additionally, officers will patrol designated areas of the City to preserve law and order and to prevent and discover the commission of crime, to direct traffic, and to enforce motor vehicle laws. As directed, they will answer calls and complaints involving suspicious and criminal activities, domestic disputes, and other related citizen requests forservice. Each officer shall be responsible for maintaining records, reports and all other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include educational incentives; retirement VSRS, LEO; Uniforms and equipment furnished; Health and Life Insurance; Paid Holidays. Preference will be given to DCJS certified officers.

How to Apply

Individuals interested in this position should complete a Buena Vista Police Department application. Electronic Submission is preferred. Application and additional information: http://www.bvcity.org/publicsafety/police

Send application to the attention of Captain Waylon Miller at jmiller@bvcity.org or mail to below address:
Buena Vista Police Department
306 Park Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Equal Opportunity Employer
Position: Police Officer
Organization: Buena Vista Police Department
Location: Buena Vista,  VA 
United States
Salary: DOQ/DOE
Posting Start Date: 6/14/2021
Date Posted: 6/14/2021

Qualifications Include:

  • High school graduate or GED certification
  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Possess a valid Virginia driver’s license;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, or possess permanent resident status as granted by the I.N.S;
  • No convictions of felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude or domestic violence;
  • Must not have been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any U.S. Military Services.
Applicants must successfully complete a written examination, physical agility testing, oral interviews, extensive background investigation, medical examination, drug screen, etc.  
Application and additional information: http://www.bvcity.org/publicsafety/police
Status: This listing expires on: 8/13/2021
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Organization Information
Buena Vista Police Department
306 Park Avenue

Buena Vista,  VA 24416
United States
Captain Waylon Miller