Documentation & Communication


Police Officers are required to fill out many different forms, logs and reports . Officers must be able to write legibly, have a good working knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling. Police Officers must be concise, descriptive and thorough in all written documents.


Police Officers will need to be able to testify accurately and credibly in court regarding arrests, reports prepared, evidence taken, and statements made by victims.

Police Officers find themselves constantly communicating with members of the community. By doing so, they are better able to understand the needs and problems of a particular area; therefore Police Officers must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They must interview and obtain information from victims and witnesses of crimes in a manner appropriate to the situation and culture of the people involved.

Police Officers may also need to meet with and make presentations to groups of residents and/or business people from various neighborhoods regarding local crime, traffic and other related issues.

Administrative Duties

Police Officers may be required to perform administrative duties at the Hampton Police Division. These duties may involve:
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking reports
  • Explaining the law and HPD policies
  • Listening and responding to complaints about police service
  • Handling complaints from citizens who walk into the building

Police Officers deal will all segments of society. They must always behave professionally especially in the face of provocation.