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The City of Roanoke is seeking CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS to serve the community through law enforcement. This position is for those with previous police officer experience. Depending upon experience, Certified Police Officers are eligible for a bonus up to $7,000.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • On an assigned shift, operates a motor vehicle or walks to observe for violation of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order
  • Responds to communication dispatches to answer calls and complaints
  • Assists persons in distress to include mentally ill, violent, criminally motivated and often impaired or socially challenged
  • Makes arrests following service of warrants, personal observation of offenses, and individual investigation with a working knowledge of searchable and seizure; criminal traffic and civil law 
  • Participates in criminal investigations, community problem solving that includes recognized community policing tenants 
  • Testifies in court, often on days off as directed by subpoena
  • Directs traffic as required and report unsafe conditions in streets or other public facilities 
  • Works in circumstances that requires video and audio recordings of daily interaction with the public
  • Prepares detailed reports for permanent record or inter-department use
  • Recovers stolen and lost property 
  • Assigned to shift work duty that includes both day and night shift; works frequently weekends and holidays
To apply please visit our website at WWW.ROANOKEVA.GOV/POLICE. On-line testing now available. Testing information will be shared via email. Complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and bring it with you to the test. If you do not bring the PHQ with you on your testing date, there is a two-week deadline from the Human Resources testing date for submission. For additional information please contact the Roanoke Police Academy directly at (540) 853-2649.
Organization: City of Roanoke
Location: City of Roanoke,  VA 
United States
Salary: $48,152.50
Posting Start Date: 8/17/2021
Date Posted: 8/17/2021
Requirements Requirements:
  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with a major in social  or police science desirable but not required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful completion of basic law enforcement academy and the probationary period as police officer.
  • Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Successful completion of recertification required by the Commonwealth of Virginia on biennial basis.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/17/2022
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City of Roanoke
5401 B Barns Ave

City of Roanoke,  VA 24019
United States
(540) 853-5602
Sgt. Benjamin Masters