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Police Officer
General Purpose of Position:
Responsible for the efficient performance of required duties conforming to the rules, regulations, and directives contained herein. Police Officer duties are performed on an assigned shift under the general guidance of the Chief of Police, Lieutenant, or Sergeant.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties shall consist of, but are not limited to:
  • Familiarity with applicable Virginia Codes.
  • Familiarity with LMPD Directives Manual.
  • Exercises authority consistent with obligations imposed by the oath of office.
  • Enforces LMOA policies.
  • Promotes and preserves the peace.
  • Maintains weapons and equipment in a functional, presentable condition.
  • Records activity during a tour of duty.
  • Accountable for the securing, receipt, and proper transporting of all evidence and property.
  • Completes detailed reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents, and other incidents.
  • Responsible for a patrol vehicle.
  • Reduces the opportunities for the commission of a crime.
  • Identifies potentially serious law enforcement or LMOA problems.
  • Observes and interviews suspicious persons.
  • Facilitates the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Issues traffic citations.
  • Conducts public assembly and building security checks.
  • Checks beaches, parks and playgrounds, or other LMOA amenity.
  • Responds to situations while in the course of a routine patrol.
  • Remains alert for all nuisances, impediments, obstructions, defects, or other conditions that might endanger or hinder the safety, health, or convenience of the public.
  • Patrols assigned areas for general purposes of crime prevention and law enforcement.
  • Provides emergency services.
  • Identifies criminal offenders and criminal activity and apprehends offenders.
  • Conducts a thorough investigation of offenses and incidents.
  • Preserves crime scene.
  • Collects evidence and records data related to a crime.
  • Serves or delivers warrants, summonses, subpoenas, and other official papers.
  • Confers with prosecutors and testifies in court.
  • Cooperates with the efforts of other law enforcement agencies.
  • Coordinates efforts with those of other members of the department.
  • Communicates to superiors and fellow officers all information obtained in the field.
  • Assists citizens requesting assistance or information.
  • Counsels juveniles and adults and refers them to appropriate persons or agencies for assistance.
  • Performs duties required of a security officer when necessary.
  • Completes other tasks and assignments as required.
Position: Police Officer
Organization: Lake Monticello Police Department
Location: Palmyra,  VA 
United States
Salary: $45,000 Starting Salary
Posting Start Date: 11/24/2021
Date Posted: 11/24/2021
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Undergo a background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Undergo a physical examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a licensed physician.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • HS Diploma or GED required.
  • Not have plead guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Not have been convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to (a) any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, including but not limited to petit larceny under § 18.2-96, or any offense involving moral turpitude that would be a misdemeanor if committed in the Commonwealth, (b) any misdemeanor sex offense in the Commonwealth, another state, or the United States, including but not limited to sexual battery under § 18.2-67.4 or consensual sexual intercourse with a minor 15 or older under clause (ii) of § 18.2-371, or (c) domestic assault under § 18.2-57.2 or any offense that would be domestic assault under the laws of another state or the United States.
  • Responsible work experience.
  • Some knowledge of the philosophy, objectives, and practices of counseling, particularly as related to juveniles.
  • Some knowledge of the fundamental principles of adolescent psychology.
  • Knowledge of police investigative techniques and techniques of identification.
  • General knowledge of rules of evidence and laws of search and seizure.
  • General knowledge of laws, rules, and court decisions relating to the administrations of criminal justice and law enforcement preferred.
  • General knowledge of scientific methods of crime detection, criminal identification, and radio communication preferred.
  • General knowledge of controlling laws and ordinances preferred.
  • Knowledge of the LMOA rules preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the LMOA community preferred.
Specific Skills:
  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and applications in the business environment.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Possess a valid driver's license if required by the duties of the office to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Must carry a firearm and qualify annually.
  • Law-enforcement officers as defined in §9.1-101 and all jail officers as defined in §53.1-1, must be certified through the successful completion of training at an approved criminal justice training academy in order to remain eligible for appointment or employment.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.
  • Ability to keep the required documents and information confidential.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with juveniles, parents, school officials, fellow workers, and the public.
  • Ability to deal effectively with juveniles and adults.
  • Ability to analyze evidence.
  • Ability to question and interview skillfully.
  • Resourcefulness and sound judgment in emergencies.
  • Demonstrated integrity.
  • Tactful.
  • Frequent and regular contact with LMOA staff, residents and guests, and outside public.
  • Contact with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and staff.
Work Environment: (inside; outside; near mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals; extreme temperatures; risk of electrical shock; work with explosives; noise level)
  • The work environment is indoors and outdoors and exposes the employee to potential minor injuries and frequently adverse weather.
Physical Demands: (Stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell, lift and weight; vision requirements)
  • Must be in a state of health and fitness that will not impede job performance.
  • Possession of physical ability and endurance; physically fit.
  • Work done typically walking, bending, stooping, climbing, and standing; some lifting and carrying objects weighing 25-50 pounds. May be required to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely.
  • Use of keyboard and computer screen to complete tasks.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle under normal and emergency conditions.
  • Must be able to subdue and restrain an individual physically.
Other Requirements: (Work schedule; travel; on-call, etc.)
  • Must be willing to work long hours and a variable schedule under stressful and sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/24/2022
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Organization Information
Lake Monticello Police Department
857 Jefferson Drive

Palmyra,  VA 22963
United States
(434) 589-2677
(434) 589-1033
Lt. William Sprouse