Patrol Officer

Salary: $44,700

Requirements


Applicants must:
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S citizen
  • Have minimum vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/40
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Successfully pass written test
  • Oral review board
  • Polygraph examination
  • Comprehensive background investigation
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Physical agility test
  • Physical exam
  • Interview with the Sheriff
Excellent benefits package.

Job Description


Title/Rank: Deputy Sheriff

General Definition of Work


  • Under direction, provides law enforcement services and protection for our community - Hanover County
  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities and disturbances of law
  • Takes appropriate action upon observation of these activities
This work involves an element of personal danger.

Description of Duties


Illustrative only:
  • Patrols an assigned area and detects violations of traffic and criminal law and suspicious activity
  • Responds to radio calls for service
  • Serves warrants and makes arrests
  • Handles domestic disturbances and a variety of citizen complaints
  • Directs traffic as necessary
  • Investigates automobile accidents
  • Conducts criminal investigations
  • Prepares detailed reports
  • Testifies in court
  • Assists disabled motorists
  • Assists other agencies as necessary

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Working knowledge of modern police methods, practices and procedures
  • Knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and County laws and ordinances
  • Knowledgeable of the County's geography and the location of important buildings and landmarks
  • Knowledgeable of the Sheriff's Office's Standard Operating Procedures, Rules and Regulations, and Executive Orders
  • Skilled in handing a variety of stressful and dangerous situations, managing them toward positive resolutions
  • Skilled in the operation and handling of law enforcement equipment
  • Skilled in interviewing techniques
  • Skilled in the preparation of detailed reports
  • Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public
  • Ability to rapidly analyze situations and make sound decisions with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances
  • Ability to maintain physical agility and endurance

Minimum Education & Experience


Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.

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