Full-Time Police Recruit
Seeking candidates age 21 or older interested in a career in law enforcement. Successful applicants will receive in-depth training to perform the duties of a certified Police Officer who responds to dispatched calls involving violation of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons, and disturbances of law and order. Requires graduation from High School or GED, and possession of a valid driver’s license and driving record that meets City standards.
Applicants with one or more felony convictions will not be considered.
|Job Title:||Police Recruit|
|Salary:||$16.83 – $26.09 Hourly
$35,006.40 – $54,267.20 Annually
|Location:||905 Court Street (Police Personnel & Training), Lynchburg, Virginia|
|ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned. • Attends Basic Law Enforcement Academy training to operate a patrol vehicle or walk to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order. Learning expectations include, but are not limited to, demonstrated ability to do the following: • Respond to radio dispatches and answer calls and complaints; • Direct traffic; • Enforce local and state laws and issue summonses for parking and traffic violations; • Work radar and hold traffic detail checks; • Interview suspects, witnesses and victims regarding crime reported and complete detailed incident reports; • Obtain and serve warrants, make arrests and testify in court; • Maintain various types of records and files such as personal court appearances; • Conduct crime scene searches, collect and preserve evidence, and submit lab reports; • Investigate and report traffic accidents and direct traffic when necessary; • Respond to animal control calls when animal warden is unavailable. • Assist at special events such as crowd control at parades, VIP security, etc.; • Ride with officers prior to academy to observe police operations. ADDITIONAL DUTIES • Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned. • When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.|
|Minimum Education and Experience Required:|
|QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE High school diploma or GED.|
|Possession of valid Driver’s License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City criteria;|