Police Officer I
Arlington County Police Department - Arlington, Virginia
- Entry Level Salary:
- $48,000.00 annual
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:
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
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)
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.
- Age: 21
- Education: At least 60 college credit hours
- Experience: None required
Sgt. John Feden
Arlington County Police Department
1425 N. Courthouse Road
Arlington, Virginia 22201
phone: (703) 228-4412
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