Police Officer

The Town of Rocky Mount is currently accepting applications for a pool of qualified individuals for a very dedicated and diverse police officer (certified), and who are eager to be part of a well accomplished department. 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and 21 years of age. Must have a valid Virginia driver's license. High school graduate or equivalent, and current law enforcement certification through DCJS is required.  Continued education through college or law enforcement preferred. Residency in Franklin County required within one year of employment. Successful applicants are required to pass an initial written test and physical agility as well as a comprehensive background investigation, physical, evaluation, and screenings.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to proactive patrol of corporate limits utilizing community policing methods; maintenance of open communication with supervisors and other officers by oral and written reports; conduct and/or assist others in investigations, traffic control, and event security; protect property and provide public safety services; accurately record information on standard forms and incident reports; testify in legal proceedings; perform basic law enforcement duties with the capability to exercise considerable judgment in application of local, state, and federal laws.  Excellent fringe benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Candidates must submit a Town of Rocky Mount Application for Employment AND a Personal History Statement form to Amy Gordon, 345 Donald Ave., Rocky Mount, VA. 24151. Application and Personal History Statement are linked below.

Come join our amazing community that is a great place to work and live! First review of applications begins October 31, 2018.  Open until filled. The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Obtaining an Application

A Town of Rocky Mount application is required for all job postings. Area residents may obtain employment application material from the Finance Department in the Town of Rocky Mount Municipal Building located at 345 Donald Avenue, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. An online version of Town of Rocky Mount employment application is available below for your convenience. Town of Rocky Mount employment applications are not to be altered in any way. Detection of application alterations will disqualify such applications from being reviewed. 

Employment Application

Police Department Personal History Statement (Must accompany application when applying for Police Department Position)

Submitting an Application

Applications may be submitted in person or via mail, e-mail, or fax. Application materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date or as otherwise stated in the job posting. If submitting application via e-mail, please make sure to include the position you are applying for in the subject line. If submitting application via fax, please include a cover sheet to the attention of Amy Gordon and indicate the number of pages being sent.  NOTE: Please see job posting for required documents needed to accompany application. An application will not be considered unless all documents are received.

Contact Information

Town of Rocky Mount
Attn: Amy D. Gordon
345 Donald Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA  24151
Phone: 540-483-5243 Fax: 540-483-8830
Email: adooley@rockymountva.org
The Town of Rocky Mount is an Equal Opportunity Employer.