Police Detention Officer

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Police Department

The Police Detention Officer performs duties associated with: the operation of a jail, the booking and processing of arrested persons, and the welfare and security of prisoners.

$19.76 – $28.74 Hourly

8/7/2020 11:59 PM Arizona


• Processes prisoners into the City's police detention facility; searches person, property and facility for contraband.
• Secures and inventories prisoner's personal property.
• Observes prisoners and logs security checks of prisoners being detained in cells.
• Restrains combative, suicidal, argumentative, or mentally disturbed prisoners.
• Determines if prisoners are ill or injured and obtains medical attention as necessary.
• Prepares and feeds meals to prisoners.
• Administers intoxilyzer test to suspects.
• Determines release criteria of prisoners according to established procedures.
• Transports prisoners to and from court, county jail and other valley agencies.
• Operates a PACE/ACIC/NCIC terminal to retrieve warrant and records information on prisoner; confirms warrants from other jurisdictions.


Education and Experience
• A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
• Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application.
• Military experience is preferred, but not required.

Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements
• Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Arizona driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
• Possess certification from a Detention/Correction/Police Officer academy or ability to obtain certification.
• Must possess and maintain a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within a year of date of hire.
• Pass a one-year probationary period.