The City of Roanoke is seeking Certified Law Enforcement Officers 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: Current Law Enforcement Certification in 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 submit to a drug-screening test and polygraph. Bilingual, Spanish/English speakers encouraged to apply. Shift work including weekends and holidays.
Starting Salary $41,122.00 Annually. We offer a signing bonus, with contract, of up to $7,000 depending on years of credible service, standing with your previous agency, and other certifications.
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.
SUMMARY Patrols assigned beat on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, or in a patrol car to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators. May perform assigned work in either a uniformed or non-uniformed capacity.
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
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Additional Salary Information: Starting Salary $41,122.00 Annually. We offer a signing bonus, with contract, of up to $7,000 depending on years of credible service, standing with your previous agency, and other certifications.