Police Recruit

Agency: San Luis Police Department

Location: San Luis AZ

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary:  $31,532.80 Annually$15.16 Hourly $31,532.80 Annually

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 181-12

Closing: Continuous



SUMMARY: Entry level classification for purpose of acquiring training to achieve Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) certification. Duration not to exceed 6 months.

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class). 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Attends a minimum of a sixteen-week training program under supervision of instructors in a police academy approved by AZ POST to acquire minimum 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 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 month period. 


         Skill in analytical, objective observance of situations and quick decision making.

         Skill in managing situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially.

         Skill in recording information accurately and completely.

         Ability to pass written and physical agility examination.

         Ability to pass oral board interview.

         Ability to pass extensive background investigation.

         Ability to pass polygraph examination and drug test.



Typical Qualifications



         Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

         Must meet Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) AND City of San Luis standards for appointment as a police officer.

         Must be at least 21 years of age by the time of graduation from Police Academy.

         Must have a valid Arizona driver's license Class D.

         Ability to serve our community with courtesy and respect.

         Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

         San Luis, Arizona residency preferred, but not required.

Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including credit check, polygraph and psychological examination and meet the minimum POST standards for medical examination and physical ability. 







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