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Bluefield Virginia Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications will be accepted now through November 23rd, 2018. Applications can be picked up at the Bluefield Virginia Police Department located at 112 Huffard Drive Bluefield Virginia. Please see below for preliminary qualifications, pay, and benefits. For a downloadable initial application visit: http://www.bluefieldva.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/20160208094550.pdf Preliminary Qualifications: Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be 21 years of age. Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Degree Certificate (G.E.D.) Must possess valid driver’s license. 20/30 vision or correctable to 20/30 in each eye. Pass a physical readiness test consisting of the Law Fit Challenge Course, as well as complete a 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes or less. Pass a criminal history check and extensive background investigation. Pass a written examination, polygraph, and psychological examination. Pass physician physical and drug screen. Good driving record. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence clearly and concisely. Ability to work varied shifts. A high moral standard is required of all officer applicants; a conviction for any felony is grounds for disqualification. Successful applicants must attend the police academy for 20 weeks of basic law enforcement training. Minimum base pay is $28,000.00 for uncertified recruits; increased to $31,000.00 after successful completion of the basic law enforcement academy. In addition we offer $2000.00 per year physical fitness bonus for successfully completing bi-annual department physical fitness testing. Current Virginia certified law enforcement officer base pay is $31,000.00 and up depending on experience and education. In addition we offer $2000.00 per year physical fitness bonus for successfully completing bi-annual department physical fitness testing. Virginia Law Enforcement certification and / or experience preferred but not mandatory. Some of our benefits: 12 hour shifts, every other weekend off, officers work an average of 15 days monthly 15 days off. Paid overtime for court and shift overages, many overtime opportunities available. College tuition assistance. Take home vehicle within 25 mile radius (In state). BlueCross / BlueShield health insurance including dental and eye coverage. Life insurance. Numerous training and career advancement opportunities available. Excellent equipment and facilities. $2000.00 per year physical fitness bonus for successfully completing bi-annual department physical fitness testing. Virginia Retirement System state retirement. Full Retirement benefits as early as age 50 with 20 years of service, Bluefield Police Department participates in LEOS (Law Enforcement Officer Retirement Supplement) which pays $1132.00 (current supplement) per month at retirement in addition to your full state retirement benefits. The LEOS supplement continues until you are eligible for social security retirement benefits. Employees are also eligible to contribute to 457 deferred compensation plan to receive additional retirement benefits.
Additional photos of students performing standard field sobriety tests while wearing goggles that simulate how different levels of blood alcohol content affect perception and cognitive ability.
SRO Horn instructing drivers education students at GHS on driver safety and the deadly consequences of impaired driving.
The 2018 Halloween trick or treat date and times for the Town of Bluefield are Wednesday October 31, 5PM - 7PM.
****MISSING PERSONS LOCATED*** Leigha Walker and her daughter Rhianna Walker have been located by WV authorities, both are are in safe condition. Thank you to the public for your assistance in locating them.
*****LOCATED***** Leigha Walker and her daughter Rhianna Walker have been located by WV authorities, both are are in safe condition. Thank you to the public for your assistance in locating them. On Oct 5, 2018 a missing persons complaint was filed with the Bluefield Virginia Police Department. Leigha Walker a resident of Bluefield Virginia and her 8 year old daughter Rhianna were last seen on Oct 4, 2018 leaving their home on Vencil Street. Information gathered from Leigha's husband indicates Leigha left to take their daughter to school that morning and has not returned or been heard from since. The school which the daughter attends also indicated that Rhianna did not show up for school on Oct 4, 2018. It is urgent we locate them due to the fact that the 8 year old is insulin dependent and her diabetic supplies were left behind at the residence. They were last seen traveling in a 1999 White Ford Crown Victoria ( Is believed not to have a license plate displayed, however it could have a plate from a different vehicle on it). If anyone has information concerning Leigha or Rhianna Walker please contact Det. Chris McCroskey or Sgt. Justin McCulley at 276-326-2621. Mother Leigha Rhiann Walker Age 31 White / Female Approximate Height : 5'06 Weight: 220lbs Brown Hair / Blue Eyes Daughter Rhianna Grace Walker Age 8 Black / Female Approximate Height : 4'00 Weight 62lbs Black Hair / Brown Eyes
Sgt. Tim Carroll was recently recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts in reducing drunk and drugged drivers in our area. Great work Sgt. Carroll.
Lead SRO Frank Horn and SRO Daniel Thomas spoke to over 200 children today about bullying and what they can do to help prevent, report, and stop bullying in and out of school.
We are seeking the public’s help with any identifying information about the pictured vehicle; current location, anywhere it may have been seen traveling, and possible owner or drivers of this vehicle. We are requesting this information in connection to a residential strong arm robbery that occurred in Bluefield Virginia. If you have any information please call Detective Mccroskey at the Bluefield VA Police Department 276-326-2621.
Bring your children by our tent at the autumn jamboree for free child fingerprinting and giveaways. We’re having A great time. Also donate to our shop with a cop charity and receive a free t-shirt.
Come see us this Saturday at the Town of Bluefield Autumn Jamboree. We will be fingerprinting children ages 2 and above. The first 100 children to be fingerprinted will receive a free child safety kit and gift bag. Also donate $5.00 to our “Walking the Thin Blue Line for Law Enforcement” charity and receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. Proceeds will go to our annual shop with a cop Christmas event.
Officer Paul Rogers and Officer Kody Thomas helping a stranded motorist change a flat in the early morning hours. Great job guys!
Red Cross Blood Drive Bluefield Town Hall 112 Huffard Drive Bluefield, VA 24605 08/30/2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM https://www.redcrossblood.org/
Tomorrow is the first day back to school in Tazewell County. The Bluefield Virginia Police Department encourages motorists to drive safely; most especially in our school zones. Please be mindful of children crossing the street and waiting at their bus stops. Let's work together to make this a safe school year for everyone.
The Bluefield Virginia Police Department is currently accepting applications for Part time Dispatcher. Please see details and requirements below. The Bluefield VA part time dispatch position will be at least 32 hours weekly and does offer an opportunity to carry health insurance. The hours and days off for this positon may vary from schedule to schedule, sometimes daily in order to cover the schedule for other dispatchers during training, sick time, or scheduled leave. Job requirements include but are not limited to the following: No criminal convictions Honesty and integrity Ability to maintain the confidentiality of personal/private information Ability to perform well under stressful conditions Ability to follow instruction Being flexible to work changing shifts, holidays, and weekends Typing skills Computer knowledge Filing skills Being organized Availability to travel for training Good communication skills with public and co workers Must attend and successfully pass DCJS certified dispatcher basic training as well as NCIC/VCIN training Applicants shall have a high school diploma or equivalency certificate (such as a G.E.D.). Possess typing ability, mental alertness, clerical aptitude, general knowledge of office equipment and its uses; general knowledge of filing systems and principles; ability to type accurately; ability to deal firmly but courteously with the public; good powers of observation and memory; good judgment and ability to react logically under stressful conditions; good telephone communication skills; show professionalism in all aspects of their job duties; complete a thorough background check; good record relative to character and reputation in the community; must maintain a valid drivers license and a satisfactory driving record; must be in good physical condition and personal appearance; establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and the public; must maintain a clean criminal record at all times. Applications can be picked up and returned to the Bluefield Virginia Police Department located at 112 Huffard Drive Bluefield Virginia 24605. For a downloadable application visit http://www.bluefieldva.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/20160208094550.pdf
We would like to congratulate our 2018 Virginia senior league softball champions and wish them luck as they represent our region in the playoffs. School Resource Officer Horn, Officer Lester, and TCSO Dare Officer Hieatt gave them an escort the to the state line and sent them on their way in style this morning. Best of luck to these talented young ladies.
Bluefield Virginia Police Department participated in the Tazewell County Library’s trucks and more kids event. Thank you to Tazewell County Libraries for asking us to participate and thank you to SRO Frank Horn for having fun with the children and showing them our equipment.
Congratulations Graham High School Class of 2018! Go forward and do great things.
Congratulations to our basic law enforcement academy graduates Officer Lester, Officer Rundlett, and Officer Thomas. They have worked very hard academically as well as physically for the past 19 weeks at the academy. We are very proud of them and look forward to them serving our community as the newest members of our department.
SRO Horn and the 8th grade gifted students ready for their field trip.