One of the most important jobs in any community is police officer. The Town of South Boston is always interested in giving individuals an opportunity to serve and protect their community. We look for those who understand the value of working as a partner with our citizens, have excellent communications skills, are honest with a high degree of integrity, and have a desire to learn to become an excellent police officer and grow in their chosen profession. If you are that type of person then apply with us and lets serve our community together.
We are always accepting applications for this position, as openings become available we review any applications received within the past 12 months for consideration.
CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYMENT
A. The minimum qualifications - all applicants for the position of police officer must meet the following requirements:
1. Adhere to the requirements of 15.2-1705 of the Code of Virginia.
a. Be a citizen of the United States.
b.. Minimum age of 21.
c. Possess a valid driver's license.
d. Must pass a physical/medical examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a licensed physician.
e. High school graduate or passed the General Educational Development exam
f. Must pass a background investigation which includes a check of school records, inquiry as to
character and reputation, health history, and a fingerprint-based criminal history records check
to both the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
g. Not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening or where the positive
result cannot be explained to the agency satisfaction.
h. Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia.
2. Additional requirements:
a. Uncorrected vision of 20/40 or better in each eye, or correctable to 20/20
b. Must meet the minimum standards required to perform the essential job functions of the position. Essential job functions are those fundamental jobs duties as defined in the position’s job description.
c. Must pass a general aptitude test
d. Must pass a physical ability test.
e. Must pass a psychological/mental evaluation.
f. Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor under federal or state law of an offense of domestic violence as described under Title 18 of the United States Code (U.S. C.)
(This deals with the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed on a current or former spouse, a parent, guardian or someone whom a child in common is shared or someone whom you are cohabiting with presently, or whom you have cohabited with as a spouse, parent, or guardian as well as a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian.)
1. Associate Degree - $600.00 per year, after 3 years $800.00
2. Bachelor Degree - $800.00 per year, after 3 years $1,200.00, after 5 years $1600.00, after 7 years $2000.00
3. Master Degree - $2,000.00, 10 years $2,200.00
Information for applicants
PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING APPLICATION
In order for our department to initiate a thorough investigation, by nature of the position applied for, a background investigation is vital. All information given will only be used to assist in determining your suitability for this position.
Fill in completely and answer all questions correctly on the application either by typing or print using BLACK ink, in your own legible handwriting. All applicants shall furnish the following:
1. Copy of your social security card.
2. Copy of actual birth certificate.
3. Certified copies of high school transcripts or copy of G. E. D.
4. Certified copies of college transcripts.
5. Copy of military record / DD-214 (if applicable).
6. Copy of last employment evaluation (if applicable).
7. Three (3) letters of reference that call you by name and mention the position you are applying for.
If space provided is not sufficient for completing answers or you wish to furnish additional information, attach sheets the same size as this application. After all of the forms have been completely filled out, they must be hand delivered or mailed to South Boston Police Department, 640 Hamilton Boulevard; South Boston, Virginia 24592.