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Police Officer

The City of Roanoke is seeking qualified and motivated individuals to serve as Roanoke Police Officers, performing responsible police protective service work. The duties involve an element of personal danger. A signing bonus will be available for certified law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Requirements: 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.

Starting Salary
Police Officer: $42,500 Annually

Certified Officers: $48,152.50 Annually with additional bonus up to $7,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply please visit our website at www.roanokeva.gov/police. On-line testing now available. Testing information will be shared via email. Complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and bring it 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. For additional information please contact the Roanoke Police Academy directly at (540) 853-2649.
Position: Police Officer
Organization: City of Roanoke
Location: Roanoke,  VA 
United States
Salary: $42,500
Posting Start Date: 2/3/2021
Date Posted: 2/3/2021
Requirements 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 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/3/2022
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Organization Information
City of Roanoke
215 Church Ave.
Suite 212
Roanoke,  VA 24011
United States
(540) 853-5811
Sgt. Benjamin Masters