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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Police Officer Employment Opportunities


 The Town of Woodstock invites applications for the recent addition of two Police Officer positions within the Town’s Police Department.

 Our Police Department

Given the growth of our community and the expansion of essential public safety services and organizational initiatives, the Town’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Adopted Budget includes the addition of two Police Officer positions for which we are currently hiring. With the addition of the two Police Officer positions, Chief Eric L. Reiley will oversee a Police Department of fifteen sworn officers, two Investigators, an Accreditation Manager, and an Administrative Assistant. Along with the Police Chief, the leadership of the Police Department includes a Police Captain, two Police Sergeants, and two Police Corporals. 

The Woodstock Police Department strives to protect persons and property by providing necessary law enforcement services, while promoting community involvement, stability, and order through service, assistance, and visibility. The Police Department desires to build collaborative community relationships and to ensure comprehensive and responsive community-oriented policing initiatives. The Police Department recently achieved accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), which provides assurance that police functions are conducted consistently, transparently, and to the highest standards.

The Position

The Police Officer position is responsible for maintaining the safety and good order of the community by enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the ordinances of the Town of Woodstock. Duties include patrolling assigned areas of Town, responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, directing traffic, checking residential and commercial properties for security, participating in community-oriented policing projects and crime prevention activities, investigating criminal activity, serving warrants, providing court testimony, preparing reports, and attending periodic training sessions. This position works under the supervision of the Police Sergeant and Police Corporal.

Candidates should possess the ability to deal effectively with juveniles and adults; ability to analyze evidence, ability to question and interview skillfully; ability to organize and prepare clear and concise oral and written reports; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, school officials, students, parents, and the public.

Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen, be a minimum of 21 years of age, possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and possess a high school diploma or GED (college preferred). A current Virginia DCJS certification is preferred but not required. A complete criminal background investigation will be completed on the selected candidate, along with a full medical exam to determine physical aptitude for the position. The selected candidate must also pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screening.

The position is at-will, full-time, with varied work shifts. The pay range for this position is $16.98/hour-$26.32/hour, annualized to $35,315-$54,739, and offer is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and current certifications. An excellent benefit package is also included. This position is classified as FLSA non-exempt. 

The application packet is available at the Woodstock Municipal Office, 135 North Main Street, Woodstock VA 22664 or www.townofwoodstockva.gov/jobs.  Completed applications, including a notarized release form, must be received at the Woodstock Municipal Office, to the attention of the Chief of Police, by 2:00 pm on Monday, June 25, 2018. The Town of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer.  

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