Police Officer

Tucson, AZ
Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Salary: $45,760.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer performs law enforcement, crime prevention duties and other general police services in the preservation of public safety, property, prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes; enforces Federal, State, Tribal Laws, and ordinances.

Essential Functions:

  1. Patrol assigned areas, investigate activities, perform surveillance, and enforce local, state, and federal laws as necessary for safety and security.
  2. Respond to calls for service pertaining to criminal activities/civil complaints; secure the scene, conducts preliminary investigations, and establishes law and order.
  3. Conduct follow up investigations as assigned, appear in court to present evidence, and testify as needed.
  4. Prepare, review and revise reports; ensure accuracy and completeness.
  5. Compile information for further analysis and use by supervising officers.
  6. Prepare for and prevent criminal activity through proper training and effective safety procedures; attend training as required for certification.
  7. Participate in community events to promote the department’s image and programs.
  8. Perform the functions of a police officer and must demonstrate the ability to perform any related duties that may arise.
  9. Prepare written replies to correspondence.
  10. Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as requested by supervisor or director.


  • High School Diploma or a GED Certificate, plus six (6) months experience as Police Recruit or trainee with the Pascua Yaqui Police Department.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must not have been convicted of any offense that would be considered a felony by the State of Arizona or the United States Government.
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
  • Must not have a domestic violence conviction in any jurisdiction; restricts the ability to possess firearms.
  • May be required to obtain additional certifications; depending on assignment.
  • No formal disciplinary action within one (1) year prior to the time of appointment.
  • Must not have been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with a frequency within the past three years that indicates disrespect for traffic laws or a disregard for the safety of other persons on the roadway.
  • Pass a medical examination including vision screening and drug testing; must obtain immunizations and medical tests as required to be able to work in patient care and high risk areas.
  • Demonstrate that he/she has a good driving record.
  • Meet written departmental standards on appearance/grooming.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Lateral Police Officer applicants must be certified Police Officers in the State of Arizona and must have one (1) year experience as a certified officer;
  • Must have a current Arizona P.O.S.T. Certification;
  • This position will require the incumbent to work non-traditional hours, nights, and weekends;
  • Must have an FBI, BIA, Tribal Court background check, an Arizona POST Clearance, to include, a Level 1 Arizona Clearance Card. Failure to maintain a current clearance from the aforementioned agencies will result in termination.