Police Officer (Certified) and Police Recruit
Performs general police work in the protection of life and property through the enforcement of
laws and ordinances. Incumbents are required to perform without direct supervision and to
exercise independent judgment in meeting both routine and complex emergency situations.
Work is reviewed through observation, discussions, activity reports, and results obtained.
Must be 21 years of age; must be a US citizen; must have at minimum a high school diploma or
GED equivalent; valid Arizona driver’s license; must not have been dishonorably discharged from
the US Armed Forces. Lateral applicants must possess Arizona POST Peace Officer certification at
time of application.
Top qualifying candidates may be selected to participate in a panel interview, with final
candidates subject to an extensive background check which includes a polygraph,
psychological examination, medical examination and drug screening. Lateral applicants are
exempt from the written/physical testing portion of the selection process.
All applicants will be required to submit copies of the following documents, which are part of the
background investigation process, at time of application:
· High school diploma or GED
· DD214 (if applicable)
· Valid Arizona driver’s License
· Certified birth certificate or naturalization certificate
All applicants will be required to submit the following documents prior to hire:
· Legal actions (e.g., marriage license, divorce, name change, bankruptcy, etc.) required at
time of hire.
· Official high school or college transcripts may be required at time of hire.
· Social Security Card required at time of hire
· Arizona Driver’s License required at time of hire
Regular and frequent exposure to outdoor elements/inclement weather. Involves essential and
significant physical and sensory demands that require exceptional physical stamina. Police
officers are exposed to personal danger from time to time and will be expected to exercise
sound judgment in emergency situations. Requires non-standard or rotating work shifts.
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