Police Officer

Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert Police Department

Gilbert, AZ is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. Gilbert is one of the largest cities in Arizona with a population of over 260,000 people and has been named the Most Prosperous City in the Country, Best Place to Live, Work and Play, Arizona’s Most Admired Companies to Work For, and more.

Gilbert is on a mission to be the City of the Future. We choose to “Anticipate. Create. Help people.” With 100 years of history and growth, our focus is on keeping the thriving community that Gilbert is today well into the future, while continuing to be one of the top communities in the country.

What sets Gilbert apart is a combination of a sense of community, a unique and enjoyable environment for residents and businesses and a commitment to innovation. Gilbert is a diverse community that celebrates its rich heritage and character, but we’re working diligently to shape our best possible future. We all play a role in the design of tomorrow.

In Gilbert, we are shaping a new tomorrow, today.

At Team Gilbert, we hire outcome-oriented problem-solvers who love what they do! We are currently hiring for the following positions, please find the individual requirements below.

Recruit Officer:

You have not graduated from any law enforcement training academy OR
Your previously held peace officer certification has lapsed/expired.
If your certification has lapsed, you will have to submit a waiver of training and will have to pass an Arizona POST waiver examination. (Arizona POST Rule R13-4-110D)
You must be at least 21-years of age by the time you would be scheduled to graduate from a 22-week police academy.

Arizona Lateral Officer:

You are currently (or have within the last three (3) years) been a full-time sworn peace officer in the State of Arizona AND
You worked in that capacity for at least 2080 hours after graduating from a law enforcement academy. (Academy training time does not count toward the 2080-hour requirement)

Out-of-State Lateral Officer:

Within the last three (3) years, you have held a peace officer certification from a state other than Arizona for at least two (2) of those years AND
You worked in that capacity full-time.
You will have to submit a waiver of training and will have to pass an Arizona POST waiver examination. (Arizona POST Rule R13-4-110D)

Open Enrollment Officer:

You have graduated from an Arizona law enforcement academy within the past one (1) calendar year, but have not been appointed by a law enforcement agency.



$27.91 – $39.29 Hourly




Ideal candidates for the position will effectively exceed customer needs by building productive relationships, and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty. You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals and produce quality outcomes. You are committed to our safety philosophy, and you take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.