Lateral Police Officer

Sierra Vista, AZ
Sierra Vista Police Department

Salary: $55,099.20 – $82,035.20 Annually.

Closing Date: 12/31/2023

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol activities within the city;
  • Monitoring traffic for possible civil or criminal violations;
  • Prevention and discovery of the commission of crimes;
  • Apprehension of criminals and offenders;
  • Making presence known throughout the community in a manner that contributes to the deterrence and solving of crime;
  • Answering calls and complaints involving fire, vehicle accidents, robberies, domestic violence situations, neighborhood disturbances, and other misdemeanors, felonies, and service calls;
  • Administering first aid and CPR;
  • Securing crime scenes and conducting preliminary and full-scale investigations, except on major crimes;
  • Gathering evidence, obtaining witnesses, and issuing citations or making arrests, if appropriate;
  • Interviewing witnesses, gathering information, preparing detailed reports, and preparing case files for court prosecution;
  • Participating fully in annual and other regular training programs in police methods and procedures;
  • Testifying in court proceedings;
  • Performing specialized duties on an assigned basis, such as serving as a G.R.E.A.T. Officer, a member of a vice and/or narcotics investigations unit, Field Training Officer, Motor Unit Officer, Bike Unit Officer, Community Resource Officer, Community Response Team member, Tactical Unit member, firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, emergency driving instructor, physical fitness instructor, and other positions TBD;
  • Participating in community service activities as a spokesperson for the department.


  • Police officer candidates must be a minimum of 21 years old at the time of graduation from the police academy.
  • Any candidate must be a United States citizen.
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalency certification.
  • Candidates must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license at time of employment.
  • Candidates must possess uncorrected hearing with no loss greater than 25db in the 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 hertz frequencies as measured by an audiometer.
  • Candidates must not have been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona.
  • Candidates must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor criminal offense involving moral turpitude in Arizona or in any state or federal jurisdiction where the commission of such a criminal offense would be a misdemeanor as defined by the Arizona Revised Statutes.
  • Candidates must not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  • Candidates must be able to meet the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) certification requirements.
  • Candidates must not have been previously denied certified status, had a certification revoked, or have current certified status under suspension pursuant to AZ POST Section R13-4-109.
  • Candidates must not have a pattern of abuse of prescription drugs.
  • Candidates must not have been convicted of a violation of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to indicate disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway within the past three (3) years.