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


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.


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.


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.


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.