Police Officer-City of Roanoke (VA)

 

See Yourself in BLUE? WE see YOU in BLUE.
We invite you to join our RPD TEAM and be the change from within.

**SIGNING BONUS FOR CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA **

For additional information please contact our POLICE ACADEMY directly at (540) 853-2649.

**TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.ROANOKEVA.GOV/POLICE**

ON-LINE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE

The City of Roanoke is seeking qualified and motivated individuals to perform responsible Police protective service work. The duties involves an element of personal danger. Any combination of education or experience equivalent to graduation of high school. Graduation from a community college in social or police science is desirable. Possession of a valid driver’s permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Vision requirements standard is 20/30 in the better eye corrected, 20/40 in the worse eye corrected. Worse than 20/60 uncorrected, must correct with corrective lenses to 20/30 or greater in the better eye; or to 20/40 or greater in the worse eye. Disqualified if uncorrected vision is 20/200 or greater in both eyes. Applicants MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD prior to completing DCJS Certification test during academy training and must submit to a drug screening test and Polygraph. Bilingual, Spanish/English speakers encouraged to apply. Shift work including weekends and holidays. TO BEGIN THE TESTING PROCESS, SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. Testing information will be shared via email. You are requested to complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), and bring 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.

Starting Salary $38,639.75 Annually

SUMMARY
Patrols assigned beat on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, or in a patrol car to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators. May perform assigned work in either a uniformed or non-uniformed capacity.

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

Makes arrests following service of warrants, personal observation of offenses, and individual investigation

Participates in criminal investigations

Testifies in court

Directs traffic as required and report unsafe conditions in streets or other public facilities

Prepares detailed reports for permanent record or inter-department use

Recovers stolen and lost property

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.