Virginia State Police
Duties of a Trooper
- Enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Investigate criminal and traffic offenses.
- Effect an arrest.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Testify in court.
- Operate a law enforcement vehicle safely.
- Interview individuals effectively.
- Perform lifesaving functions.
- Use firearms proficiently.
- Perform effective searches of people and property.
- Read and comprehend a variety of legal and administrative documents.