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Certified Police Patrol Officer

Hampton Police Division - Hampton, Virginia

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$38,325.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$40,478.00 annual
$40,478.00 annual
Top Pay:
$67,368.00 annual

Job Description

  • Patrols an assigned district within the City of Hampton using a patrol car or on foot to prevent crime or disturbance of peace and arrest violators.
  • Familiarizes self with housing, businesses and persons within the district.
  • Notices suspicious persons and unusual conditions and makes preliminary investigations.
  • Examines premises of unoccupied buildings and checks doors and windows for security.
  • Reports hazards that endanger public safety such as malfunctioning traffic signals, damaged utility structures, etc.
  • Acknowledges radio transmissions relaying citizens complaints and proceeds to location.
  • Answers complaints from citizens such as domestic quarrels, fights, vandalism, etc., then takes necessary corrective action.
  • Investigates missing persons and watches for runaways and truants.
  • Watches for and makes recovery of lost and stolen property and vehicles.
  • Disperses unruly crowds at public gatherings.
  • Inspects public establishments requiring licenses and ensure compliance with relevant rules and regulations.
  • Serves warrants and summons.
  • Arrests violators for misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Accompanies prisoners to headquarters or jail, and makes report of events leading to and surrounding arrest.
  • Confers with Commonwealth Attorney to coordinate courtroom testimony.
  • Appears in court as arresting officer.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and renders first aid to injured.
  • Directs and re routes traffic around accidents or other disruptions. Issues tickets to traffic violators.
  • Checks abandoned vehicles and calls for tow truck.
  • Provide, escort for funerals, parades and shipment of currency.
  • Transports emergency blood vials from hospital to hospital.
  • Provides public with general information on laws, ordinances, and services of the City and State.
  • Provides directions to lost persons and motorists.
  • Renders aid to persons locked out of home or vehicle.
  • Ascertains information from citizens to aid in investigation of crime.
  • May be assigned to various units within the Division including Crime Prevention, Training, Administration, Investigations, and Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
  • Learns the purpose and operation of assigned unit. Assists senior officers in completion of unit's official duties and responsibilities.
  • During an assigned shift, may maintain a limited caseload of investigations, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Additional Information

  • Must complete Field Training.
  • Receives supervision through specific instructions and daily evaluations by a senior officer, usually a Corporal or Sergeant. This may involve an element of personal danger during the arrest of persons who violate city ordinances and state laws.
  • May be rotated to other Patrol Officer positions within the Police Department.
  • May be required to complete follow up investigations of criminal violations, and/or assignments in other units of the Police Division.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : must be at least twenty-one (21)
  • Education: : Graduation from an accredited high school course of study or successful completion of a GED
  • Experience: : Must be a current Va. DCJS Certified Police Officer
  • Must be a current Va. DCJS Certified Police Officer. Graduation from an accredited high school course of study or successful completion of a GED
  • College level course work in Police Science or related field of study preferred
  • Ability to be courteous yet firm with the public
  • Must be alert, and possess ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions
  • Good skills of observation and memory
  • Excellent moral character
  • Be in good physical condition.
  • Must pass City physical examination (to include a drug screen), background investigation (to include polygraph examination), physical agility examination, written test, and psychological testing
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and must have a satisfactory driving record based on the City of Hampton's criteria.

Contact Informaton

Cpl Rolls

Hampton Police Division
40 Lincoln St
Hampton, Virginia 23669
phone: 757-727-6546

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