Police Officer Recruit (Multiple Positions)

Agency: University of Arizona Police Department

Location: Tucson AZ

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Position Summary Please note: Once Recruitment is initiated, the hiring process may take several months to complete.

The University of Arizona Police Department seeks entry level applicants. Those interested must demonstrate effective critical thinking skills, exhibit sound judgment and be healthy both physically and emotionally. We seek to reflect the rich diversity of the community in the quality people we employ. Our officers must be committed to public service, professionalism & peaceful community.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

If you qualified for this position, but were not selected, we encourage you to reapply if this position reopens again under a new posting number.

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress!



Duties & Responsibilities

            Attends a minimum of a fifteen week training program under supervision of AZ Post instructors to acquire minimum knowledge and skills necessary to perform in Police Officer classification.

                     Reads and studies instructional or informational material in order to achieve elementary working knowledge.

                     Prepares for and takes written and physical test to prove knowledge and skill levels.

                     Receives field training from certified Field Training Officer (FTO), utilizing and applying knowledge from classroom work. Receives evaluations from FTO to track progress.

                                                  Obtains certification upon meeting AZ Post established, minimum standards and passing required examinations (or waiver examinations) within six (6) month period.


Minimum Qualifications  Ability to meet additional AZ Post requirements. Click here to view the additional requirements (Rules R13-4-105, 106, 107 and 109)


Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications  High school diploma or GED; AND,

Must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ Post) and University standards for appointment as a peace officer:

United States citizenship required. AZ Post certification requires a person to have reached age twenty-one (21) by the completion of the academy. No felony convictions. No dishonorable military discharge.

Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.


Full Time/Part Time  Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week     40

Job Category             Public Safety, Protection and Enforcement

Benefits Eligible        Yes - Full Benefits

FLSA                            Non-Exempt

Posted Rate of Pay  $21.47 Per Hour (The rate of pay will increase to $23.20 per hour after two years)

Type of criminal background check required:           Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number       S22086

Number of Vacancies       Multiple

Limited to Current UA Employees         No

Close Date                  02/24/2017







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