Police Officer

Douglas, AZ
Douglas Police Department


$49,006.88 – $72,408.96 Annually

Job Summary:

Work is performed in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, Arizona Constitution, Arizona Revised Statutes, City Ordinance, and Department Manual. Patrol officers receive assignments and instructions from officers of higher rank. Work normally consists of routine patrol, preliminary investigations, traffic regulation duties, staying up to date on crime trends within their area of responsibility, specialty assignments such as bike patrol, Investigations, Traffic and other assignment as required by superior officers. Promoting and enhancing the department programs involving crime prevention and youth programs; building relationships within the community. Conducting business checks, house checks, securing park restrooms, and logging inoperable street lamps. Work may involve an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. Work methods and results are checked by superior officers through personal inspections, review of reports and discussions.


  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be at least twenty-one years of age, except that a person may attend an academy if he/she will be twenty-one prior to graduating; must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and experience working with the public under varying circumstances.
  • An Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related is highly desired.
  • Must meet minimum AZPOST standards for Peace Officer Certification which involves: a history of lawful conduct (no felony convictions), responsible choices regarding use of drugs and alcohol, financial and driving records that demonstrate responsible practices and behavior.
  • Possession of Peace Officer Certification by AZ. P.O.S.T. preferred but not required at time of employment.
  • Valid AZ Driver’s License.