Police Officer

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Police Department

Salary: $30.40 – $44.18 Hourly

City of Scottsdale Police Officers are responsible for protecting life and property, preventing, deterring and investigating crime, enforcing laws and responding to citizen requests through the use of community policing strategies to engage and educate the community.

A Police Officer Recruit is an entry-level position prior to becoming a certified Police Officer. Participates in formal, structured training at a police academy as well as customized departmental training classes and field training program arranged by in-service trainers.

A Police Officer Lateral is someone who has current Arizona P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Certification.

A Police Officer Waiver is an applicant who meets the following conditions:
Has successfully graduated from a United States or U.S. Territory approved basic Police Officer training academy; AND,
Has at least one year of post academy experience as a certified peace officer in municipal policing within the United States, or U.S. Territories, within the last 3 years.

Applicant eligibility for the waiver (or out-of-state certified police officers) program will be determined during the background process.

Pay for experience MAY be considered.

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a background investigation, oral board interview, and physical fitness assessment. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal background screening
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check
  • Polygraph

Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment medical exam, physical fitness assessment (recruit and waiver candidates) and psychological evaluation. The timeframe for reapplication with the Police Department varies based on the position and the needs of the organization.

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