Performs general duty uniform patrol/law enforcement work to protect lives, property, and rights of the public for the County Sheriff's Office. Answers complaint calls, and patrols the County in an official vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot to deter crime, apprehend violators or suspects; and investigate and secure crime scenes. Responsibilities also include serving legal papers and testifying in court.
High school graduate or equivalent with experience in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff, police officer, or a security guard preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applicants must meet established medical requirements; be a United States citizen; and at least 21 years of age.
Must pass the Basic Law Enforcement Academy program as administered through an accredited academy within 1 year of employment.
Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with good driving record mandatory.
Requires annual qualification on the Sheriff's Office Firearms Qualification Course, and the ability to maintain Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Basic Law Enforcement Certification.
Successful public safety applicants employed by York County must agree to refrain from using tobacco products off and on duty.
Employee is subject to the normal hazards associated with law enforcement work. Works wherever needed, both indoors and outdoors; is exposed to a variety of hot and cold temperatures and may be, at times, exposed to hazardous incidents, and other dangerous situations; may be required to walk, run, climb, crawl, bend, pull, push, or lift and balance on less than ideal terrain; is exposed to wide variety of noise levels, which at times can be quite high; training is carried out at both indoor and outdoor training locations.
DMV records and criminal background check conducted prior to employment.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a two-way radio, typewriter, calculator, copier, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle and operate a variety of firearms, which involves gripping. Pushing and pulling may be required when making arrests, if there is resistance to arrest. Must be able to carry duty belt, other weapons, and evidence equipment. There is occasional lifting and/or carrying of tires and debris, or of individuals in a rescue effort. The ability to run and scale walls and stairs is necessary when in foot pursuit.