This is law enforcement work in which the employee is responsible for protection of life and property in Arlington County. Duties include patrolling an assigned area on foot, bicycle, motorcycle or in car to detect or prevent crime; conducting investigations into a variety of criminal offenses such as larceny, auto theft, and robbery; assisting in investigation of major crimes such as rape and homicide; directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic; preparing written reports on offenses committed, arrests, and other activities; testifying in Court proceedings; and other related duties as required. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and involves an element of personal danger. Employee must be able to exercise considerable independent judgment at all times. The employee will attend the regional Police Academy for 20 weeks and, on successful completion, will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for 12 weeks of further training.