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The Williamsburg Police Department is seeking both certified and non-certified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Duties and responsibilities include enforcing the laws and ordinances of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Williamsburg.

Shift work is required.

Testing for applicants will occur on May 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and May 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA and on May 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA. Applicants may select any of the noted dates. Reservations are not accepted and there are only 75 testing spaces available per test date, so applicants are encouraged to arrive early. A valid picture ID is required for testing. Any persons arriving after the official starting time will not be permitted into the testing facility.Applications will be distributed for completion on the test day.

Candidates who are currently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Virginia may apply for Lateral Entry. The Written Test is not required for Lateral Entryand the Application packet is available at the Williamsburg Police Department, 425 Armistead Avenue, Williamsburg, Virginia and on the Internet at for Lateral Entry must be received by 4:00 p.m., May 20, 2016.

Starting salary for a Virginia Certified Law Enforcement Officer is $42,302.

Starting salary for all other individuals is $37,596, which is increased to $42,302 after successful completion of the police academy.

Oral Review Board dates for the top candidates will be held on:

Lateral Entry, May 31, 2016

Non-Certified, June 1 & 2, 2016

Selected applicants will have labs, physical exam and MMPI on June 20, 24 and 27, 2016. The academy starts July 29, 2016 for non-certified.

Requisite Skills, Educational Level and Other Minimum Qualifications or Requirements include:

·Must be a US Citizen and at least 21 years of age

·Good mental and physical health

·Vision correctable to 20/30 and no color blindness

·High school diploma or equivalent; College preferred

·Be of good moral character and undergo a thorough background investigation including fingerprint-based criminal history records inquiries to both the Central Records Exchange and Federal Bureau of Investigation

·Possess, or able to obtain, a Virginia Operators License. Have an acceptable driving record with no more than one moving violation within 12 months of application

·Have not been convicted of, or pled guilty, or no contest to a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in the Commonwealth

·No misdemeanor convictions involving drugs, moral turpitude or domestic violence, or sex offense

·Complete drug screening and not have produced a positive result on a pre-employment drug screening

·No use of any illegal drug or substance other than marijuana within the last 20 years. Marijuana usage must not be within the last 5 years of applying

·Undergo a financial background check and have an acceptable credit history

·No other misdemeanor convictions within the last 60 months

·Be a non-smoker and accept such as a condition of employment

·Must not have Tattoos and/or Brands on the ears, head, face, nose, eyebrow, neck, or tongue. Tattoos on all other parts of the body shall be covered at all times by issued clothing or by utilizing commercially available cosmetics or fabric covers made for the purpose of covering tattoos. If commercial products are used, they must be of a skin-tone color and be neutral in appearance

·May only wear the earrings authorized in the Administrative Orders, no other body piercing jewelry shall be worn. Employees are prohibited from wearing jewelry in their tongues, eyebrows, cheeks, or other body parts (except in the ears) while on-duty

The City of Williamsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Police Application Forms Non-Certified

Police Application Forms Lateral

Last updated: 5/9/2016 8:12:23 AM