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Police Officer I Job - Arlington County Police Department - Arlington, Virginia




April 28, 2014

Arlington County Police Department

Position Title: Police Officer I
Position Type: Police
Closing Date: 12/31/2014
Job Description
The Arlington County Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer I. The hiring process consists of a written test, physical agilities test, panel interview, polygraph examination, psychological and medical exams. Entrance tests are held monthly, for a list of dates and a detailed explanation of how to apply please visit: http://sites.arlingtonva.us/policejobs/
Additional Information
This is an entry level patrol officer position with emphasis on community policing and problem-solving. Recruit officers: Must successfully complete the police academy and the field training program. Will be assigned to a fixed shift with rotating days off upon successful completion of field training. Must pass the one-year from date of hire probationary period. Kind of Work This is law enforcement work in which the employee is responsible for protection of life and property in Arlington County. Duties include: patrolling an assigned area on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or in a car to detect or prevent crime conducting investigations into a variety of criminal offenses such as larceny, auto theft, and robbery assisting in investigation of major crimes such as rape and homicide directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic preparing written reports on offenses committed, arrests, and other activities testifying in court proceedings other related duties as required Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and involves an element of personal danger. Employees must be able to exercise considerable independent judgment at all times. Wages and Benefits Starting annual salary of $48,000. Upgraded to Police Officer II upon successful completion of field training — with a salary increase of 5%. Paid overtime at a rate of time and one-half Bilingual pay Value added pay for department recognized certifications Two health plans to choose from at low rates Yearly salary increase based upon performance Eligible for a promotion to supervisory level after a minimum of four years Fixed shift with rotating days off scheduled for uniformed patrol Uniforms and equipment are furnished by the department Take home cars for patrol officers that live in Arlington County (availability dependent) Tuition reimbursement Education leave Free SmarTrip fare cards for Metro trains and buses 25 year retirement — no age limit County pays a stipend to use at your discretion towards health benefits for retirees with 25 years of service Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) Credit Union Membership Equal Employment Opportunity The Arlington County Police Department makes every effort to recruit qualified individuals from all backgrounds to serve our unique community. We are proud of the diversity across all positions and ranks within ACPD.
Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education At least 60 college credit hours
  • Experience None required
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $48,000   annual

    Contact Information

    Sgt. John Feden
    jfeden@arlingtonva.us
    Arlington County Police Department
    1425 N. Courthouse Road
    Arlington, Virginia 22201
    ph: (703)228-4412