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Police Officer

Company: City of Lynchburg
Location: lynchburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Lynchburg Police Department is hiring a VA Certified Law Enforcement Officer to be permanently assigned to the Information Desk . Officers in this position work 12 hour shifts (0600 - 1800 and 1800-0600) rotating between daylight and night shift every 6 weeks. Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.

**This position is only open to DCJS Virginia Certified Police Officers**
LPD Certified Officer Hiring Process
  • Complete this Application
  • Complete & Return Personal History Statement document sent via EMAIL
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Polygraph Exam
  • Extensive Background Check
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychological Test
Essential Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.

  • Process non-emergency calls for police and the general public as needed
  • Assess calls and in person requests by obtaining crucial and pertinent information, frequently from hysterical or irate citizens, in order to classify and prioritize problems and to determine and coordinate the appropriate response by police
  • Handle and determine dissemination of time-sensitive and confidential information
  • Send, receive, and disseminate messages to and from other agencies and jurisdictions through the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN)
  • Operate, manage, and process court and police documents for mandatory entry and maintenance in the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) including: wanted subjects, protective orders, missing persons, stolen firearms, stolen vehicles, stolen articles, towed vehicles, etc
  • Execute extensive file searches and updates relative to criminal history, hazard information and record management data
  • Prepares correspondence and other written materials for review, using appropriate grammar and spelling and a writing style necessary to effectively communicate
  • Reads, interprets and applies policies, procedures, etc.
  • Maintains accurate records using alpha and numeric filing skills
  • Analyzes situations and uses judgment within complex established procedures, practices or past precedents
  • Obtains and serves warrants, make arrests and testifies in court
  • Maintains various types of records and files such as personal court appearances
  • Prepares detailed reports
  • Assists at special events such as crowd control at parades, VIP security, etc.
Minimum Education and Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or GED
Must be a DCJS Certified Law Enforcement Officer

Additional Requirements

Possession of valid Driver's License issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and acceptable driving record according to City criteria;
Must successfully complete IS100 and IS700 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within 90 days of employment. May also be required to complete higher levels of NIMS training as determined appropriate for the position.


  • Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned
  • May be required to work outside of normal work hours, to report to work during inclement or unusual weather or other conditions or to respond in other abnormal situations
  • When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery.

Keywords: City of Lynchburg, Lynchburg , Police Officer, Other , lynchburg, Virginia

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