Police Officers may be involved in numerous physically challenging activities which may include:
Pursuit of suspects in a police vehicle or on foot
Bicycle or foot patrol
Physically searching suspects
Physically subduing and detaining combative suspects
Serving arrest or search warrants
Police Officers must be able to use firearms in a proficient manner. After Academy Training, Officers are required to prove their continued proficiency with firearms by qualifying at the Range periodically. Hand-grip strength is critical to successful use of firearms.
Police Officers must be able to work under a great deal of pressure. They must maintain a clear head, a positive attitude, and a solid work ethic.
Police Officers deal with a wide variety of people. Officers must remain open-minded, fair, unbiased, and sensitive.
Police Officers represent the citizens of Hampton. They are symbols of stability and trust and must always behave ethically to resolve moral conflicts appropriately, both on and off the job.
Police Officers must observe the chain of command and have a duty to follow a lawful order.
Police Offices must be prepared to use force when required in the lawful performance of their duties.
Police Officers will have occasion to respond to calls for service involving physically abused persons, abused and neglected children and deceased persons.