Police Officer I

  • Prince William County Police Department
  • Prince William County Police Department, County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA, USA
  • Feb 06, 2018
Full time Government

Job Description

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Performs responsible protective service work in the police department; does related work as required.  The work involves an element of personal danger.  Work is performed under regular supervision.

TYPICAL TASKS:

On an assigned shift, operates a patrol car to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; serves warrants and make arrests; testifies in court; provides police escorts; directs traffic; performs special assignment of booking or desk officer; reports unsafe conditions existing in street or other public facilities; assists with criminal investigations by presenting evidence, interviewing victims and witnesses, prepares property and evidence duties, recording and issuing of evidence in court cases; may be assigned to Police Academy as Instructor; prepares detailed reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures; some knowledge of the geography of the County and location of important buildings; general knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Police Department; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to develop skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles, possession of physical agility and endurance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.  Graduation from a community college in a social science or police science is desirable.