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  • Patrol Officer Position/SRO

    Patrol Officer Position/SRO
    A career with the South Boston Police Department offers individuals a chance to experience unlimited professional and personal growth. A job in law enforcement gives the opportunity to support your community on a daily basis and help to make the world around you a better and safer place. Work in law enforcement can be extremely challenging, but if you are looking to make a difference, then you should consider a career with the South Boston Police Department.
    Salary and Benefits Package:
    Salary is based on qualifications and experience, with a starting salary of $45,000 for applicants without Virginia law enforcement certification; applicants with current Virginia law enforcement certification may receive a starting pay of $46,000+ or higher depending upon experience, along with a sign on bonus of $5,000. Educational pay incentives are offered as an increase to yearly salary for anyone hired with an associates, bachelors, or master’s degree. Those educational incentives range from $600 to $2,200 additional pay to the yearly salary depending on the type of degree and experience combination. Benefits include: Virginia Retirement System (VRS) with LEO; all uniforms and equipment are furnished both during initial training and on the job; varying options available for health insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance; paid holidays, vacation time and sick leave.
    For applicants without Virginia law enforcement certification, the required training is provided, with your full salary starting on the first day of employment. Travel is provided throughout basic training as are all necessary uniforms and equipment. Lodging may also be provided at the police academy along with a per diem for meals.
    At least 21 years of age by completion of training academy, United States citizen, graduate of an accredited high school or successful completion of a GED, ability to be courteous and professional with the public even in high stress situations, ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions, excellent moral character, no felony convictions or convictions for misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, excellent health and physical condition.
    The Town of South Boston is an ADA and Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Job Applications:
    All applications received within the past 12 months are still being considered and those applicants do not need to reapply, however those applicants should contact the department to update their application if still interested in the position.
    Applications may be obtained on-line at the following link: https://www.southboston.com/departments/police/employment_opportunities.php;
    or in person at the South Boston Police Department, 640 Hamilton Boulevard, South Boston, VA 24592. This position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Freddie Edmunds at 434-575-4273. Thank you.
    Job Type: Full-time
    Salary: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year

    1. 401(k)
    2. Dental insurance
    3. Health insurance
    4. Paid time off
    5. Vision insurance
    1. 12 hour shift