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DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officer
Professional Department, Exciting Work, Great Community, Excellent Equipment and Facilities, Excellent Benefits and Pension.
Bluefield Virginia Police Department is accepting applications for the position of DCJS Certified Police Officer.
To be considered for this position an initial application must be submitted, apply online at:


Preliminary Qualifications:
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.
Life insurance.
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.
Position: DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officer
Organization: Bluefield Virginia Police Dept
Location: Bluefield,  VA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 3/21/2023
Date Posted: 3/21/2023
Requirements Police Officer
Performs general duty police work involving the enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances for the purpose of protecting life and property.
Work consists of routine patrol tasks performed in accordance with prescribed regulations and requires detailed knowledge of motor vehicle laws and all criminal laws. Good public relations must be established and maintained to make law enforcement effective. Discretion, courtesy, and tact must be exercised in determining whether the nature of a violation justifies a warning or arrest, in assuring persons that their constitutional rights are being respected, and in firmly handling belligerent, excited, or recalcitrant individuals. Apprehending law violators is frequently dangerous, involving travel at high speed on the highways and the use of firearms. The officer works alone the major portion of the time, exercising independent discretion when faced with emergencies involving apprehension of law-breakers and traffic accidents. Supervision is received from the Lieutenant or Sergeant.
Examples of work duties:
1. Patrols highways in a police vehicle; apprehends law violators; issues warning or summons or makes arrest.
2. Investigates crimes and accidents for the purpose of obtaining facts and evidence for presentation in court; visits scene of traffic accidents, clears road of bystanders; places flares if needed, and keeps traffic moving; cares for injured persons and administers first aid as required.
3. Assists in such tasks as quelling fights, disorders, and riots and participating in raids and searches; investigates complaints and takes appropriate action.
4. Directs traffic to relieve congestion; assists motorists by giving traffic information and advice as called upon; answers questions from the public on laws governing motor vehicle operation and laws and rules governing human conduct in general.
5. Appears in court as a witness in criminal and civil cases.
6. Patrols business and residential areas; investigates suspicious circumstances; ensures that doors and windows of business establishments are secure after business hours.
7. Performs routine maintenance on assigned police vehicles, such as checking the oil and filling the gasoline tank.
8. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/20/2024
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Organization Information
Bluefield Virginia Police Dept
Bluefield Virginia Police Department
112 Huffard Drive
Bluefield,  VA 24605
United States
(276) 326-6710
Chief M. Shane Gunter


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