Police Patrol Officer Recruit
Company: City of Hampton, VA
Posted on: June 11, 2021
Patrols an assigned district during one of two shifts to enforce
the ordinances and statutes of the City of Hampton and State of
Virginia. May be assigned to various units within the Hampton
Examples of Work
- 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.
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; good physical condition. Must pass City physical
examination, background investigation (to include polygraph
examination), and physical agility examination; must be at least
twenty (20) years of age at time of application. Must possess and
maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and must have a
satisfactory driver's record based on the City of Hampton's
criteria. Must be able to communicate the English language verbally
as well as in writing.
Entry level position. Requires attendance at Police Academy and
period of probationary status prior to permanent appointment. Upon
successful completion of Police Training Academy and all
certifications required by Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
Services incumbent shall be administratively upgraded to the
position of Police Officer with an annual salary of $43,297.00 and
shall receive a sign on bonus of $2000.00. 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. This is a
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