Current Virginia DCJS Law Enforcement Certification.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must be 21 years of age.
Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree Certificate (G.E.D.)
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
20/30 vision or correctable to 20/30 in each eye.
Pass a criminal history check and background investigation.
Pass a written examination, polygraph, and psychological examination.
Pass physician physical and drug screen.
Must have a good driving record.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence clearly and concisely.
Ability to work varied shifts.
A high moral standard is required of all officer applicants; a conviction for any felony is grounds for disqualification.
Some of our benefits:
12 hour shifts, every other weekend off, officers work an average of 15 days monthly 15 days off.
Paid overtime for court and shift overages, many overtime opportunities available.
College tuition assistance.
Take home vehicle within 40 mile radius.
BlueCross / BlueShield health insurance including dental and eye coverage.
Numerous training and career advancement opportunities available.
Excellent equipment and facilities.
Full Retirement benefits as early as age 50 with 25 years of service.
Virginia Retirement System state retirement with hazardous duty supplement - Bluefield Police Department participates in the Virginia Retirement System Hazardous Duty Supplement which pays $1407.00 (current supplement) per month at retirement in addition to your full state retirement benefits. The hazardous duty supplement continues until you are eligible for full social security retirement benefits.
Employees are also eligible to contribute to a 457 deferred compensation plan to receive additional retirement benefits.