Police Officer Recruit
Surprise Police Department
Date/Time: Sun. 02/26/17 11:59 PM
Applicants for this
position may be eligible for Veteran's Preference Points pursuant to A.R.S.
§38-492 and the Public
Safety Veteran Recruitment policy.
In order to be eligible, a DD-214 with the completed Member 4 section must be
submitted at the time of initial testing on March 25th, 2017 .
Initial testing is scheduled for Saturday, March 25th, 2017. All Police Recruit
applicants must attend to be considered for this recruitment. Qualified
applicants will be notified of the testing time and location via email following
the closing date of this application.
For detailed instructions please visit our website by clicking the following
Recruiting Information. You
must bring the completed Surprise Police Department Physical Fitness Assessment
Waiver Form found on page 10 of the Recruiting Information Packet.
The hiring salary is
$24.00 per hour.
Reports To: Police Sergeant
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time; Non-Classified
Pay Grade: PR
Assist in law enforcement and crime prevention work in a training capacity;
patrol, with assigned Police Officer, a designated area for the prevention of
crime and the maintenance of law and order; and assist in investigative work and
other assignments, in a training capacity.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a
comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by
positions in this class.
Learns operations of the Police Department firsthand
through observation and participation in a wide variety of police
activities; serve in a training capacity while attending the Police Academy
Patrols City in radio-equipped car with a certified
Police Officer in a training capacity
Learns the coordination of conducting complete and
detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes
against persons and property, and crimes involving vice, gambling and
Learns the procedures associated with the collection and
preservations of evidence at accident scenes; learns to lift fingerprints,
draw sketches and take photographs
Learns laws and procedures required for processing
warrants; assists in retrieving and requesting information involving arrests
Preserves good relationships with the general public
Writes detailed reports on police-related activities as
they pertain to recruit training
Learns the methods of securing crime scenes,
administering first aid, conducting preliminary and follow up
investigations, gathering evidence, obtaining witness statements,
apprehending suspects, making arrests, and transporting offenders
Learns skills relevant to providing testimony as a
witness in court in connection with arrests and investigations
Attends all basic training related to obtaining AZ POST
Peace Officer Certification
Possess skills necessary to enter or retrieve data from a
computer terminal, PC or other keyboard device
Maintains regular attendance and punctuality
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The geography of the City and building addresses
Using computers and related software applications
Using modern office equipment
Learn police methods and procedures, including patrol,
crime prevention, traffic control, investigation and identification
techniques, equipment, police records and reports, and first aid techniques
Learn criminal law and criminal procedures with
particular reference to the apprehension, arrest and custody of persons
committing misdemeanors and felonies, including rules of evidence pertaining
to the search and seizure and the preservation of evidence in traffic and
Accurately remember faces, numbers, incidents and places
Think and act quickly in emergencies and to judge
situations and people accurately
Render credible testimony in a court of law
Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio
Communicate in the English language by phone, police
radio system, or in person in a group or one-to-one setting
Exercise judgment and make decisions as to appropriate
action under pressure in accordance with rules, regulations and policies
Work cooperatively, courteously, but firmly with all
segments of the public
Learn to use and properly care for firearms and related
police emergency equipment
Recognize and control sources of personal stress in order
to perform class requirements
Apply first aid principles and practices
Observe and monitor people's behavior or objects to
determine compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and recall details
Produce written documents in the English language with
clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation
Comprehend and make references from material written in
the English language and learn job-related material through observation,
structured lecture, and oral instruction in an on-the-job training or
Work effectively under stress
Maintain moral standards and integrity
Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school graduate or have successfully completed a General Educational
Development (G.E.D.) examination.
Must complete 20 week basic training at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy.
Must be 21 years of age prior to graduation from a basic training academy.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
No job related experience is required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have at the time of hire and be able to maintain a valid Arizona driver