Patrol Officer

Page, AZ
City of Page

Job Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Department: Police Department

Pay Grade: 218

FLSA Status: Nonexempt


Officers identify criminal offenders and criminal activity and where appropriate, apprehend offenders and participate in subsequent proceedings. Identify and reduce the opportunities for the commission of crime through preventative patrol and other measures (including but not limited to community crime prevention and community policing) and facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm, create and maintain a feeling of security in the community.


  • Enforces Arizona Revised Statutes and City Code.
  • Communicates to supervisors and to fellow officers all information obtained which is pertinent to any case or investigation.
  • Records activity during tour of duty in the manner prescribed by supervisor.
  • Completes detailed reports and investigation reports on all crimes, vehicle accidents, and other incidents requiring crime reports.
  • Maintains weapons, vehicle and equipment in a functional, presentable condition.
  • Assists citizens requesting service, assistance, or information and courteously explain any instance where jurisdiction is not with the Page Police Department and suggest other procedures to be followed.
  • Informs supervisors as soon as possible regarding the development of conditions tending to cause crime, and take preventative action to correct the conditions.
  • Conducts a thorough investigation of all offenses and incidents within area of assignment and scope of activity.
  • Collects evidence and record data which will aid in identification, apprehension, and prosecution of offenders and the recovery of property.
  • Performs building security checks, including but not limited to, schools, parks, and playgrounds.
  • Preserves peace at public gatherings, neighborhood disputes, and family quarrels.
  • Serves or delivers warrants, summons, subpoenas, and other official papers promptly and accurately; when so directed by a supervising officer.
  • Operates the radio in compliance with FCC regulations.
  • Patrols every part of assigned area giving particular attention to and frequently rechecking locations where the crime hazard is great.
  • Coordinates the securing, receipting and proper transporting of all evidence and property coming into custody.
  • Assists Fire Department in locating fires and medical emergencies.
  • Reports street light and traffic control signals that are out of order.
  • Reports street hazards and any conditions that endangers public safety.
  • Confers with court prosecutors and testify in court.
  • Takes measures to direct the flow of traffic in assigned areas during periods of congestion.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED; and
  • 0-3 years of progressive experience in a police patrol position, supplemented by continuing law enforcement related training and education preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Must maintain a valid State driver’s license.
  • Must maintain a valid Arizona POST police officer certification.

Special Requirements:

  • Must meet AZ POST standards.
  • Required to work rotating shifts including days, swings, midnights and any special shift required. May be required to change days off for special events or court appearances.
  • Required to obtain Hepatitis shots.
  • Training in various methods of investigation and interviewing techniques required.
  • Training and education through college credit or equivalent in police science is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of rules of evidence, search, seizure and court procedure is essential.
  • Knowledge of modern professional investigative techniques, procedures and equipment.
  • Skill in the use of investigations and evidence gathering tools, including but not limited to, cameras and photographic equipment, measuring devices and drawing equipment. Basic knowledge of regular hand tools.
  • Computer, word processing and database software programs, copiers, adding machines and police radio.
  • Passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and four wheel drive vehicles under normal and emergency driving conditions.
  • Skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below.
  • Ability to stay well informed on traffic, criminal and other codes related to law enforcement.
  • Ability to know how to strictly adhere to Department procedures on the operation of emergency vehicles under various condition, in addition to standard office safety practices.
  • Ability to be proficient in verbal and written communication skills required in English and knowledge of report writing.
  • Ability to conduct interviews with uncooperative, resistive, hostile emotional or traumatized children and adults.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relations with other departments, city personnel, citizens, businesses and other law enforcement agencies.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee must exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The following physical abilities are required: crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, reaching, speaking, and standing, stooping, talking, and visual acuity.


The work requires decision making that could lead to major community or organizational consequences if this position fails to make the appropriate decision at the time.

Page has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.